Publication Details

The California Legislative Report - June 2017

Jun 5, 2017 | Topic: Employment

Our June Legislative Report is now available detailing employment bills pending in Sacramento with potential application to California employers that have passed their initial house or origin and will move forward.  These include bills that would:

  • 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 and impose new limitations upon and disclosure requirements for considering criminal convictions (AB 1008);
  • Require employers with more than 20 employees to provide up to 12 workweeks of parental leave (SB 63);
  • Prohibit employers from responding to federal immigration agency requests or assisting with “immigration worksite enforcement actions” unless certain conditions are met (AB 450);
  • Prohibit employers from discriminating based on an employee’s reproductive health decisions (AB 569);
  • Enable private employers to grant hiring preferences to veterans (AB 353);
  • Increase to $47,476 the salary threshold level for the overtime exemption (AB 1565);
  • Expand the Labor Commissioner’s powers when investigating retaliation complaints, including to order pre-determination injunctive relief (SB 306);
  • Require larger employers to collect and publish information concerning gender pay differences for exempt employees (AB 1209); and
  • Many, many more.

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