2019 Brings Bans on Certain Settlement Agreement Provisions

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

AB 3109 (Stone) takes effect on January 1, 2019 to make unenforceable any provision in a contract or settlement agreement that prevents a person from testifying in a judicial, administrative or legislative proceeding in response to a court order, subpoena or official request about alleged criminal conduct or sexual harassment. In addition, SB 820 (Leyva) […]

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2019 Brings New Lactation Accommodation Requirements for Employers

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

AB 1976 (Limon) takes effect on January 1, 2019 to require an employer to make reasonable efforts to provide an employee wishing to express breast milk in private with an area in close proximity to her workspace that is not a bathroom. Existing California law requires every employer to provide a reasonable amount of break […]

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2019 Brings Clarity to Employer Use of Prior Salary History

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

AB 2282 (Eggman) takes effect on January 1, 2019 and the new law will provide clarity to employers and job applicants on several provisions of existing California law that is intended to prohibit the use of prior salary history in negotiations between employers and applicants for employment.

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2019 Brings New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

SB 1343 (Mitchell) takes effect on January 1, 2019 to reduce the sexual harassment training requirement threshold from employers with 50 or more employees to employers with 5 or more employees, including non-supervisorial employees in the training. Existing law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers with 50 or more employees to […]

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2019 Brings Yet Another Minimum Wage Hike

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Just like earlier this year, because of the enactment of SB 3 (Leno) in 2016, California’s minimum wage is going up again. On January 1, 2019, the state’s minimum wage will be increased for all sizes of businesses as “small employers” will see their second wage hike in recent years. Under prior state law, the […]

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Attention Employers: What You Need to Know About Election Day

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Under California law, employers and employees have rights and obligations related to election day. These provisions of law are found in the California Elections Code as set forth below: If a voter does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote at a statewide election, the voter may, without loss of pay, take […]

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The Case for Proposition 11 on the November Ballot

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

For the benefit of Californians across the state, the California Ambulance Association supports Proposition 11 on the November 6, 2018 statewide ballot and urges the state’s citizens to vote in favor of this important ballot measure. CAA’s members are private-sector emergency ambulance service providers. However, not only are we healthcare first responders, but also, we […]

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Overview of 2018 Bill Actions by Governor Brown

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

The 2018 Legislative Session concludes sine die on November 30, but for practical purposes the Session ended on September 30, the last day for Governor Jerry Brown to have acted upon bills sent to his Desk during the final weeks of Session. Each month during 2018, from January through September, there were gubernatorial bill actions, with over […]

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Why the Governor Should Veto AB 3080

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Assembly Bill 3080, authored by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, is pending before Governor Jerry Brown after having passed both houses of the Legislature. AB 3080 would prohibit non-disclosure agreements regarding sexual harassment, as well as ban arbitration agreements for any alleged violation of the Labor Code or the Fair Employment and Housing Act in […]

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Why the Governor Should Veto AB 3115

Chris Micheli
Chris Micheli is a Principal with the Sacramento governmental relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc.

Assembly Bill 3115, authored by Assembly Member Mike Gipson, is pending before Governor Jerry Brown after having passed both houses of the Legislature. AB 3115 would authorize a local emergency medical services agency (LEMSA) to develop community paramedicine and triage to alternate destination programs until 2025. While community paramedicine is an important program for the […]

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