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California Governor Signs A Bevy Of Employment Laws, Vetoes A Few Others

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Wage & Hour

By:  Vida L. Thomas The 2014/2015 California legislative session may go down as one of the most productive in the state’s  history, in terms of legislation passed and signed into law.  According to the Associated Press, Governor Brown signed 808 bills, and vetoed 133 others.   Lest employers worry that they were left out of the… Continue Reading

Employment News Alert: Two Key Employer Victories

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Sunday, October 11, 2015 was the deadline for the Governor to act on bills that were passed by the legislature. There were two bills the Governor rejected that are seen as key victories for employers.  They are: AB 465 was vetoed. This bill sought to bar mandatory employment arbitration agreements.  This would have caused lawsuits… Continue Reading

California Legislature Attempts to Ban Employment Arbitration Regarding Labor Claims

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

On August 31st, the California Legislature passed a new bill (AB 465) to ensure that waivers of employment rights and procedures, often through arbitration agreements, are made voluntarily and not as a condition of obtaining or keeping employment. As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, the number of companies using arbitration agreements in the workplace… Continue Reading