This year, several new employment laws went into effect in California to tackle the impacts of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of employees. Many of these laws broadly impact companies and office occupiers. While these laws certainly impact operations, some have the ability to hamper office demand as well, even after stay-at-home orders were lifted.
The COVID-19 pandemic drove the passage of key workplace laws last year,” Dwayne McKenzie, a partner at Cox, Castle & Nicholson, tells GlobeSt.com. “The pandemic is not over yet, and depending on how 2021 unfolds, the legislature may see a need to add to, modify, or extend some of those laws.”