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New statelaws seekto improveworkplace

Dec 31, 2018 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and the backlash against sexual harassment he spawned led to a raft of new state workplace laws that will take effect Jan. 1.

"#MeToo was a dominating topic at the Capitol this year," said Jennifer Barrera, an executive vice president with the California Chamber of Commerce.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed eight bills this year aimed at preventing sexual and other forms of harassment on the job and promoting gender diversity on boards.

SB826 got t...