McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Just like in 2019, because of the enactment of Senate Bill 3 in 2016, California’s minimum wage went up again. On January 1st, the state’s minimum was increased for all sizes of business and small employers saw their third wage hike in recent years.

Under this state law the minimum wage for all industries

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

SB 142 requires an employer to provide a lactation room or location that includes proscribed features and would require an employer, among other things, to provide access to a sink and refrigerator in close proximity to the employee’s workspace.

The bill deems denial of reasonable break time or adequate space to express milk to

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

AB 749 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) was signed into law by Governor Newsom on October 12 as Chapter 808. The new law adds several new code sections as Chapter Three of Title XIV of Part Two of the California Code of Civil Procedure. The new section of the law is entitled Agreements

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Section 1 of the bill provides several uncodified statements of legislative intent. Section 2 of the bill adds a new provision to the law, proclaiming that it is unlawful for an employer to violate Section 432.6 of the Labor Code, which AB-51 is adding to the law. Therefore, any violation of the prohibition regarding

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Assembly Bill 673 was authored by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo. It was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 10 and enacted as Chapter 716.

The bill contains one section which provides several amendments to Labor Code Section 210. The purpose of this provision of law is to provide penalties for the failure

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Senate Bill 707 by Senator Bob Wieckowski was signed on October the 13th as Chapter 870. The new law deals with arbitration agreements.

Section 1 of the bill notes that it is the intent of the Legislature to affirm three different state court decisions regarding a company’s failure to pay arbitration fees that constitute

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

California Assembly Bill 9 was signed in to law on October 10 and enacted as Chapter 709. The new law extends the limitation period for employment discrimination claims.

AB 9 extends to three years the statute of limitation for complaints alleging employment discrimination, and it specifies that the operative date of the verified complaint

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