McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Today’s post and podcast looks at some of Governor Jerry Brown’s vetoes of labor bills from the 2018 legislative session.

While this series of posts has focused on bills that became law, there were a number of significant labor and employment law related bills that were vetoed by Governor Brown that merit discussion. I will highlight some of the vetoed bills in the post, but there are more covered in today’s podcast.

AB 1867

AB 1867 was authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes and it dealt with employment discrimination and sexual harassment records. The bill would have required an employer with fifty or more employees to maintain records for a minimum of five years and authorized DFEH to seek an order to enforce that provision.

AB 1870

AB 1870 was also authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes. It dealt with employment discrimination and a limitation on actions. AB 1870 would have extended the statute of limitation period from one year to three years for complaints alleging employment discrimination.

AB 2079

AB 2079 was authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher. The bill dealt with janitorial workers and sexual violence and harassment prevention training. It would have required multiple new provisions to ensure proper training and prevention was taking place.

AB 2732

AB 2732 was also authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher and dealt with unfair immigration practices, and also involved janitorial workers. Among its provisions were: imposing civil and criminal penalties for employers who knowingly destroy, or conceal, or possess passports or other immigration documents and requiring employers to provide employees with copies of a Worker’s Bill of Rights.

That is a brief overview of some of the labor bills that were vetoed by Governor Brown in his final term in office. I cover more of the bills, as well as the Governor’s rationale for each of the vetoes, in today’s podcast.

You can find a full transcript of today’s podcast here.