Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Governor Signs Leave Mandate for Small Business, Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was...

Urge Governor: Veto Leave Mandate for Small Business

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask the Governor to veto a job killer bill mandating that small businesses provide a...

Lawsuit-Encouraging Bill on Governor’s Desk

Legislation making it easier for plaintiffs’ lawyers to file pay equity lawsuits passed the Legislature last week and now awaits action by the Governor. AB...

Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes

A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence for small businesses passed the Legislature this week and is on its way...

Bill Attacks Equal Pay Deal, Expands Litigation Chances

A careful and historic compromise forged by the Legislature and the California Chamber of Commerce is under attack by legislation seeking to expand workplace...

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking comments on the federal overtime rule, which defines who is exempt from minimum wage and overtime...

Employer Public Shaming Gets Senate Committee OK

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that could publicly shame employers and expose them to costly litigation for alleged wage disparity where no...

Ban on Seeking Salary History Keeps Moving

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that exposes employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior salary even when there is no...

Parental Leave Mandate Hurts Small Firms

One of the things keeping state legislators busy in Sacramento right now is a shortsighted attempt to impose on California small businesses a new,...

Labor Commissioner Fines Contractor for Wage Theft of Subcontractor

For the first time, the Labor Commissioner has held a general contractor responsible for wage theft by its subcontractor by issuing citations under AB...

LA Demands $1.45 Million Penalty for Violation of Local Minimum Wage Law

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and the city’s Office of Wage Standards (OWS) announced this week that they are demanding $1.45 million in...

Fiscal Committee Next Stop for New Maternity/Paternity Leave Mandate

A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee this week, less than a week after winning...

July 1 Brings Changes to Local Ordinances

Throughout California, local cities and counties are passing ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks, employee scheduling and more. Minimum Wage...

New Leave Mandate Moves Forward from Assembly Policy Committee

A job killer bill that mandates a new protected leave of absence passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa...

Senate Panel OKs Ban on Salary History Inquiries

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that seeks to stop employers from “seeking” salary history information about an applicant passed the Senate Labor and...

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that exposes employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior...

Job Creator Falls Short in Senate Policy Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator to enable employers to rely on compliance advice from the Labor Commissioner failed to win needed support...