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The California Legislative Report - February 2017

February 23, 2017 | Topic: Employment

Wilson Turner Kosmo's February 2017 Legislative Report is now available detailing state and local ordinances soon to go into effect:

  • California’s gender-neutral bathroom law (AB 1732) that takes effect March 1, 2017; and
  • San Jose’s Opportunity to Work Ordinance that takes effect March 13, 2017.

As well as employment bills pending in Sacramento with potential application to California employers, including bills that would:

  • Require employers to offer hours to existing non-exempt employees before hiring new employees (AB 5);
  • Prohibit employers from inquiring about salary history during the hiring process (AB 168);
  • Preclude employers from inquiring about criminal convictions until after a conditional offer of employment (AB 1008);
  • Require employers with more than 20 employees to provide up to 12 workweeks of parental leave (SB 63);
  • Expand the California Family Rights Act to allow leave to care for grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and parents-in-law (SB 62);
  • Prohibit employers from discriminating based on an employee’s reproductive health decisions (AB 569); and
  • Enable private employers to grant hiring preferences to veterans (AB 353 and AB 1477).
  • Many, many more.

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