2020 Brings Ban on “No-Rehire” Clauses

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

Beginning January 1, 2020, AB 749 (Stone), Chapter 808, adds Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1002.5) to Title 14 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure (CCP), and names it “Agreements Settling Employment Disputes.” The new law adds just one section to the CCP. This new law prohibits an agreement to settle an […]

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2020 Brings Longer Claims Period for Employment Discrimination Cases

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

Beginning January 1, 2020, AB 9 (Reyes), Chapter 709, extends to 3 years the statute of limitations for complaints alleging employment discrimination (up from the current one year). The new law specifies the operative date of the verified complaint is the date that the intake form was filed with the Labor Commissioner. The new law […]

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2020 and 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 next month. On January 1, 2020, the state’s minimum wage will be increased for all sizes of businesses as “small employers” will see their third wage hike in recent years. Under prior state […]

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Summary of Plastic Recycling Ballot Measure

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

(Editor’s note: Chris Micheli provides an analysis of the recycling initiative filed Monday.) CALIFORNIA RECYCLING AND PLASTIC POLLUTION REDUCTION ACT OF 2020 Filed November 4, 2019 SEC.1. Title This measure shall be known and may be cited as the “California Recycling and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act of 2020.”

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Bases for Gubernatorial Vetoes and Governor Newsom’s Themes?

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

Now that the 2019 Legislative Session has concluded and Governor Gavin Newsom has acted on the 1042 bills that reached his Desk this year, it is of interest to review not only the measures that he signed, but also the 172 bills that he vetoed. In reviewing the bills that were vetoed this year, are […]

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Summary of Uber/Lyft/DoorDash Initiative

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

(Editor’s Note: This summary by Chris Micheli discusses the initiative filed yesterday by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash as in response to AB 5, the measure signed by Gov. Newsom to establish the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision on worker classification into law.) Section 1. The proposed initiative adds new Chapter 10.5 to Division 3 of […]

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The Political and Policy Tensions of AB 5 (Dynamex)

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

Some have questioned the business community advocating a “support, if amended” position on AB 5 (Gonzalez), the bill that seeks to codify last year’s California Supreme Court ruling in Dynamex Operations West regarding worker classification and impose the “ABC Test”. The Supreme Court and subsequent appellate court decisions have ruled up to this point that […]

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An Update on Gubernatorial Actions Prediction

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

On February 25, on these pages, I made a guess regarding the number of bills that would reach Governor Gavin Newsom’s Desk this Legislative Session, along with the number of measures he would sign and veto. The following is an update on that prediction.  You may recall that February 22 was the deadline this year […]

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What Brown Vetoed, but Newsom Signed (or Vetoed as well)

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

Now that the 2019 Legislative Session has concluded, many Capitol observers have inquired whether bills that had been vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown over the past few years saw success under Governor Gavin Newsom. Or whether bills that Brown had vetoed were also vetoed by our new governor. With the help of all the Assembly […]

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The 2019 California Legislative Session in Review

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

With the recently concluded 2019 California Legislative Session, I thought I would look back at the highlights and compare them to the last Legislative Session as a reference point, especially in light of the Democratic supermajority in both houses of the Legislature and Governor Newsom replacing Governor Brown after eight years. Bills Introduced in the […]

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