Publication Details

The California Legislative Report - May 2017

May 10, 2017 | Topic: Employment

Wilson Turner Kosmo's May 2017 Legislative Report is now available detailing employment bills pending in Sacramento with potential application to California employers, including bills that would:

  • Prohibit employers from inquiring about salary history during the hiring process (AB 168);
  • Require larger employers to collect and publish information about gender pay differences (AB 1209);
  • 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);
  • Prohibit employers from responding to federal immigration agency requests or assisting with “immigration worksite enforcement actions” unless certain conditions are met (AB 450);
  • Increase to $47,476 the salary threshold level for overtime purposes (AB 1565);
  • Prohibit employers from discriminating based on an employee’s reproductive health decisions (AB 569);
  • Expand the Labor Commissioner’s powers when investigating retaliation complaints, including to order pre-determination injunctive relief (SB 306);
  • Enable private employers to grant hiring preferences to veterans (AB 353); and
  • Impose new rules regarding payment of gratuities (AB 1099).
  • Many, many more.

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