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SB-657 Employment: electronic documents.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 04/12/2021 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 12, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 657


Introduced by Senator Ochoa Bogh
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bigelow and Seyarto)

February 19, 2021


An act to add Section 1207 to the Labor Code, relating to employment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 657, as amended, Ochoa Bogh. Employment: electronic documents.
Existing law regulates the wages, hours, and working conditions of any worker employed in any occupation, trade, or industry, whether compensation is measured by time, piece, or otherwise, except as specified.

The bill would also authorize an employee working from home to receive legally required notices and postings electronically and sign or acknowledge certain documents electronically.

This bill would provide that an employer may distribute any required posting or notice by email with the document or documents attached and would specify that this does not alter the employer’s existing responsibilities to physically display a required posting or notice.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YESNO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1207 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

1207.
 An employer may distribute any required posting or notice by email with the document or documents attached. Email distribution pursuant to this section shall not alter the employer’s existing responsibilities under this code to physically display a required posting or notice.

SECTION 1.Section 1207 is added to the Labor Code, to read:
1207.

(a)An employee who works from home and is not at the physical location of the employer may receive all required notices and postings under this code electronically.

(b)An employee who works from home and is not at the physical location of the employer may utilize an electronic signature or electronic acknowledgment for any employment-related documents that require acknowledgment of receipt or attestation.