McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

2018’s Assembly Bill 3247 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on July 16, 2018, as Chapter 106. The law has been in effect since January 1, 2019. This new law modified the arbitration agreement enforcement language in the California Code of Civil Procedure.

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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

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

AB 3249 enacted a new State Bar Act for the state of California.

The bill amended over one hundred sections of California’s Business and Professions Code, as well as numerous sections of the Civil Code, the Government Code, the Insurance Code, and the Revenue and Taxation Code to

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

SB 1208 concerns rules for judicial emergencies.

SB 1208 was authored by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and was signed in to law by Governor Jerry Brown on August 24, 2018 as Chapter 201. It took place January 1, 2019. The law creates new authority for the

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

SB 954 concerns new requirements imposed on attorneys in mediation proceedings.

Except in the case of class actions, SB 954 requires an attorney, representing an individual who participates in the mediation, to provide his or her client with a printed disclosure that contains certain confidentiality restrictions that apply

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Senate Bill 1300 was signed into law on September 30, 2018 as Chapter 955 and went into effect on January 1, 2019. The bill both adds and amends several sections of California’s Government Code and addresses the severe or pervasive standard for litigating sexual harassment claims. SB 1300 also prohibits employers from requiring employees

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Senate Bill 1343 was signed into law on September 30 as Chapter 956. It reduces the threshold requiring employers to provide employees with sexual harassment training from employers with 50 or more employees to employers with just 5 or more employees – including non-supervisorial, temporary, and seasonal employees.

The bill also requires the Department

AB 3109 from the 2018 California legislative session concerns limiting certain types of contract waivers.

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 3109 by State Assemblymember Mark Stone on September 30. It is Chapter 959 and went into effect on January 1, 2019. This new law renders unenforceable any provision in a contract or settlement

Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1155 by State Senator Ben Hueso on September 27 as Chapter 852. The bill revises the provision of law for language interpreters in small claims court. It also attempts to expand language access to limited English-proficient parties while in small claims court.

The Assembly repealed the section of

Senate Bill 224 deals with sexual harassment. Governor Brown signed SB 224 by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson on September 30, as Chapter 951. The bill adds investors, elected officials, lobbyists, directors, and producers to the list of examples of relationships that are covered by Civil Code Section 51.9. Civil Code Section 51.9 imposes civil