On October 15, 2017, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 396 into law, requiring new training and posters for California employers. Currently, California law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide at least 2 hours of sexual harassment training to supervisors every two years. This new bill requires those employers to also include
California Governor Signs Bill Restricting “ICE” Access to Worksites
On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 450 into law. This bill requires a warrant for employers to allow immigration enforcement agents to enter a worksite.
Current law prohibits employers or individuals from engaging in an unfair immigration-related practice. Existing law provides a substantial number of unfair immigration practices.
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General Contractors Now Liable in Private Construction for Wage and Fringe Benefit Liabilities of Subcontractors
On October 14, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1701. This law imposes liability on general contractors for wage and fringe benefit liabilities of its subcontractors. This law applies to all contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2018, that require a direct contractor for construction, alteration, or repair of a building.
California Governor Signs “New Parent Leave Act”
On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 63 (“the New Parent Leave Act”). Under the new law, employers may not refuse to allow certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child. When the leave is taken, the employer must guarantee the same…
Obama’s Overtime Rule Struck Down By Court
A Texas federal court struck down a rule that would have expanded those eligible for overtime pay. The Department of Labor’s rule would have required overtime pay to most salaried employees who earn less than $47,476 annually. This would have been a dramatic increase from the current salary level of $23,660. The rule was expected…