1. Employers with 25 of more employees must give “qualified employees” as many as 10days off (unpaid) when their spouse is on leave from military deployment. Effective October 9, 2007.
2. The California minimum wage increased from $7.50 to $8. Effective January 1, 2008.
3. California drivers cannot use cell phones while driving a motor vehicle unless the driver is using a hands-free device. Effective July 1, 2008.