New Laws in 2021

Thanks to new laws to expand family leave, study reparations for African Americans and enact stringent Covid-19 worker protections, 2021 already looks hopeful! Learn more below about these and other new laws below.


AB 3121 (Weber) Creates a first-in-the-nation task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans.

Expanding Family Medical Leave

SB 1383 (Jackson) Expands protections to more workers to care for a domestic partner, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or parent-in-law who has a serious health condition.


AB 890 (Wood) and SB 1237 (Dodd) Increases access to care by allowing certified nurse midwives and nurse practitioners to treat patients without the supervision of a physician.

Implicit Bias

AB 242 (Kamlager) Requires implicit bias training for state court staff to help foster greater impartiality.


AB 685 (Reyes) Requires employers to notify workers if they may have been exposed to Covid-19 at work and increases enforcement to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.

Gun Violence

AB 339 (Irwin) Requires law enforcement agencies to have written policies and standards regarding gun violence restraining orders (GVRO).


AB 2992 (Weber) Provides job protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking when they need to take time off to recover from injuries to themselves or their children.

Minimum Wage: Increases state-wide minimum wage to $14 per hour for employers with 26+ employees and $13 an hour for all others.

911 Services

AB 1168 (Mullin) Expands 911 dispatch to texting -- increasing access to the hard of hearing and those in a situation where it may be too dangerous to dial 9-1-1.


AB 2655 (Gipson) Makes it a crime for first responders to take photos of a deceased person and crime scenes unless the photos are for law enforcement or public interest purposes.