The California Legislative Report - February 2017
February 23, 2017 | Topic(s): 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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