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To Be or Not to Be [a New Law]? Countdown on Governor Brown’s Review of California Employment-Related Bills

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

The September 30th deadline for Governor Brown to act on numerous employment-related bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2017-2018 Legislative Term is fast approaching. This Blog summarizes only 21 of the more than 40 employment-related bills currently on the Governor’s desk. Employers are encouraged to stay tuned to see which bills become law and which ones don’t make the cut.  NOTE: employment laws are constantly changing and employers must ensure that they make the necessary changes to policies and practices so that they are in compliance with current legal requirements.

  1. SB820. [Prohibition on Non-Disclosure Provisions re: Sexual Misconduct & Harassment].
  2. AB3080. [Prohibition on Non-Disclosures re: Sexual Harassment & Prohibition on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements re: FEHA claims].
  3. AB3109. [Right to Testify re: Sexual Misconduct].
  4. AB1867. [Records of Sexual Harassment Complaints].
  5. AB1870. [Extension of FEHA Statute of Limitations].
  6. SB1300. [Prohibition re: Release of Claims & Non-Disparagements re: Sexual Harassment].
  7. SB1343. [Expansion of Training Requirements re: Sexual Harassment].
  8. AB3081. [Rebuttable Presumption of Retaliation against Sexual Harassment Complainant].
  9. AB2079. [Sexual Harassment Trainer Qualifications for Janitorial Workers].
  10. AB2338. [Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Talent Agencies].
  11. AB1976. [Acceptable Lactation Locations for Employees].
  12. SB937. [Acceptable Lactation Locations for Employees].
  13. SB970. [Required Training of Hotel and Motel Employees re: Human Trafficking].
  14. AB2034. [Required Training of Mass Transit Employees re: Human Trafficking].
  15. SB224. [Sexual Harassment in the Professional Relationship].
  16. SB1223. [Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Policy & Training in Construction Industry].
  17. AB2496. [Rebuttable Presumption of Employment Status for Janitorial Workers].
  18. AB2732. [Immigration Documents & “Workers Bill of Rights”].
  19. SB1123. [Expansion of PFL Wage Replacement Benefits].
  20. SB1412. [Clarifications on “Ban the Box” Law re: Criminal History Inquiries of Particular Convictions].
  21. SB826. [Females on Board of Directors of Publicly Held Corporations].

To read the full article and summaries of each bill, please click here.