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The California Legislative Report - September 2017

Sep 19, 2017 | Topic: Employment

Wilson Turner Kosmo's September Legislative Report is now available detailing the employment bills that have passed the California Legislature and are now awaiting review by Governor Jerry Brown for signature or veto. Governor Brown has until October 15th to make a decision on these bills that, if signed, would:

  • Prohibit employers from inquiring about salary history during the hiring process (AB 168);
  • Require larger employers to collect and publish information concerning gender pay differences for exempt employees (AB 1209);
  • 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 allowing federal immigration agencies access to worksites unless certain conditions are met (AB 450);
  • Prohibit employers from discriminating based on an employee’s reproductive health decisions (AB 569);
  • Require that the currently mandated sexual harassment training for supervisors be expanded to include gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation (SB 396);
  • Expand the Labor Commissioner’s powers when investigating retaliation complaints, including allowing pre-determination injunctive relief (i.e., TRO’s) (SB 306); and
  • Require employers to provide written copies of their Illness and Injury Prevention Program upon request by an employee or their representative (AB 978).

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