A lot is going on here in the Golden State. Governor Jerry Brown was reelected to a third term (after a hiatus of almost 30 years since the end of his second term), and since that time, California employers have been on edge wondering what type of anti-business measures he would sign into law. Although several bills that businesses feared either did not pass or were vetoed, the governor has signed into law a number of measures that should give employers concern.
The following is a summary of the more significant recently-enacted legislation:
- Limits on Pre-Employment Credit Checks
- Health Insurance Must Be Provided for Pregnancy Disability Leaves
- Better Not Misclassify Those Independent Contractors . . . er, Employees!
- Leaves of Absence for Organ Donations
- Wage Theft Prevention Act
- Commission Agreements Must Be in Writing
- BONUS: Schwarzenegger's Anti-Trafficking Certification Law Takes Effect January 1
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