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Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 6/19-6/23

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

California Employers Will Soon See New Workplace Regulations Take Effect - Rules On Transgender Discrimination And Criminal...

In recent months, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has finalized two new sets of regulations that will both go into effect on July 1, 2017. California employers should pay close attention to these new...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 6/12-6/16

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

May 2017: The Top 10 Labor And Employment Law Stories

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While it always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, the last few months have seen an unprecedented number of changes. May 2017 was no different, with...more

What California Bills Survived the Suspense File?

As we discussed recently, this was a significant week in the California Legislature, as the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees decided the fate of hundreds of bills in announcing which bills made it off the...more

Federal Legislation Seeks to Advance Portable Benefits for Gig Workers

Several weeks ago, we asked if the concept of portable benefits for gig economy workers was one step closer to reality, with rumors swirling of imminent federal legislation forthcoming. Well, this issue just took a big leap...more

The Suspense is Killing Me! What Big Labor Bills Will Make it Off the Suspense File?

In the California Legislature, bills first are referred to the appropriate policy committee for hearing. Labor bills are referred to the Labor Committee, crime bills are referred to the Public Safety Committee, health bills...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 5/15-5/19

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 5/8-5/12

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

Temporary Relief? “Opportunity to Work” Bill Reportedly Shelved For Year

California employers may be able to breathe a sigh of relief – for now. One of the most controversial legislative proposals of the year – AB 5 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) – appears have been...more

Hot List - What's Happening in the California Legislature 5/1-5/5

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/24-4/28

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week... Recap of Legislative Bill Activity Last Week – The...more

It’s April, and New Bills “Spring” Forth in the California Legislature

“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise.” – Wallace Stevens - Ah, spring. Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Backyard gardens are awaking from their long winter slumber. - But blossoms...more

Cal/OSHA Proposes Hotel Housekeeping Injury Rule

After several years of discussion and debate, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board (Board) recently issued a proposed standard on “Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.” The proposal currently is open for public...more

Hot List (Spring Break Edition!) – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/10-4/14

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/3-4/7

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over – California Bill Would Increase Overtime Exemption Salary Threshold

Employers nationwide breathed a collective sigh of relief when a federal district court judge in Texas enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL’s) implementation of new minimum salary threshold requirements for the...more

California Bill Puts Employers Smack in the Middle of National Immigration Debate

Since the election of President Trump, the California Legislature has been vocal and active in efforts to resist announced or anticipated actions of the Trump administration. This includes efforts to make California a...more

Is This The Year for Real PAGA Reform? – Don’t Hold Your Breath

Over the last several years, the level of employer complaints about PAGA has reached a deafening crescendo. For some time now, employers have expressed deep concern about abusive litigation tactics and “extortionate” PAGA...more

It’s Getting Hot in Here! – Employers React with Concern and Confusion to Cal/OSHA Draft Indoor Heat Illness Standard

For the past 12 years, California has maintained a Cal/OSHA standard designed to minimize heat illness in outdoor places of employment. However, legislation enacted last year (SB 1167) now requires Cal/OSHA to develop a heat...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 3/20-3/24

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 3/13-3/17

As the 2017-18 legislative session gets underway in California, policy committees are beginning to hear and vote on bills – including numerous proposals that impact California employers. Our weekly “hot list” will provide you...more

Trio of Bills Would Impose Human Trafficking Obligations on Lodging Industry

A trio of bills introduced recently in the California Legislature seek to involve the lodging industry in efforts to combat human trafficking. Assembly Bill 260 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) would...more

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