In episode 84, Coffey talks with Michael Kalt about the California labor law landscape and its influence on the rest of the US.

They discuss the differences between California laws to the rest of the US; the California legislative cycle; what happened in 2022 that will roll out this year, and how companies should prepare for it; bereavement leave; legal marijuana usage; paid sick leave; changes in paid equity; contraceptive policies; salary range in job posting; and what’s the agenda for 2023.

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Michael Kalt

Michael Kalt

Michael Kalt is an employment lawyer and a partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo and helps employers and HR professionals stay compliant with an always-changing California legal landscape.

He is also the Government Affairs Director for CalSHRM, helping to provide the much needed HR voice on pending legislation. In his spare time, Michael enjoys traveling, body boarding and attending heavy metal concerts.


  1. Donna Bradley

    So glad I found Good Morning, HR podcast. Topics are informative, interesting and provide HRCI and SHRM certification credits, an added bonus.

  2. Michael Cornell

    Great episode with some valuable information provided by Mr. Kalt. Appreciated!


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