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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… Continue Reading

Attorney Beth West Testifies Before the California Legislature

Posted in Discrimination, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Wage & Hour

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Beth West, shared her expertise and testified before the California Legislature’s Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response on February 15, 2018. The hearing focused on the legal issues surrounding sexual harassment and Ms. West’s testimony identified challenges employers face in having effective anti-harassment programs in place, as well as some legal… 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

The Governor Agrees – Professional Cheerleaders are “Employees” and Employees are Entitled to Paid Sick Leave Pursuant to the Amended Healthy Workplaces-Healthy Families Act

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

The California Legislature has been pretty busy this year introducing various bills that will affect certain California employers.  Below is a brief summary of two bills recently signed by the Governor – one that amends the new mandatory sick leave law, and one that ensures that professional cheerleaders are treated as employees for purposes of… Continue Reading

The Legislature is Out for Summer: Status of Pending Employment-Related Bills

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

The California legislature has a number of important bills pending passage that would significantly affect employers.  We are following these bills closely so that employers can be prepared for what 2015 may bring.  Click here for a look at the status of the bills of interest to California private-sector employers as the legislature begins its summer… Continue Reading