It’s the beginning of the year and many new laws came into effect yesterday. One of the many is that California employers are now required to display the “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” poster created by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The poster can be downloaded in English  or Spanish.

Below are some details on the new requirement:

  • If 10% or more of a company’s workforce speaks a language that’s not English, the poster must also be displayed in that language or languages.
    • So far, there are only English and Spanish posters, however, the DFEH is working on publishing posters in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
  • The poster(s) must be posted in a common place where the poster can be easily seen and read by employees AND job applicants.
  • The text on the posters should be large enough and easy to read.
  • The DFEH offers an “all-in-one” poster for purchase, to save the hassle of posting multiple, separate posters.
  • Employers can be fined for failing to post all of the DFEH required posters.

EBHR recommends employers subscribe to a poster service, which deliver the most up-to-date required posters. This can ensure compliance and help avoid the hefty penalties.

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