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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Why the Governor Should Veto SB 826

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

Senate Bill 826, authored by Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson and Toni Atkins, is pending before Governor Jerry Brown after having passed both houses of the Legislature. SB 826 would require a publicly-held corporation (domestic or foreign) whose principal executive offices are located in California to have a minimum of one female on its board of directors […]

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Why the Governor Should Veto AB 3081

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

Assembly Bill 3081, authored by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, is pending before Governor Jerry Brown after having passed both houses of the Legislature. AB 3081 would require a client employer to share with a labor contractor all civil legal responsibility and civil liability for harassment for all workers supplied by that labor contractor. In […]

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Why the Governor Should Veto SB 1300

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

Senate Bill 1300, authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, is pending before Governor Jerry Brown after having passed both houses of the Legislature. SB 1300 would impose liability upon an employer for the acts of non-employees regarding harassment. It would also prohibit an employer from requiring a release of claims from an employee and ban the […]

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A Provision of the Recent Data Privacy Measure May Violate Federal Law

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

The recently-enacted consumer data privacy measure, Assembly Bill 375 (Chau), contains a provision that likely violates federal law and it should be removed from the bill that does not take effect until January 1, 2020. This provision would void a waiver of a consumer’s rights under this new law and is a gift to the […]

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Preview of Final Month of Legislative Session

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

As the Legislature reconvenes for its final month of session, it will face more than one thousand bills and numerous high-profile issues to resolve. Although the state budget is done and the most comprehensive data privacy bill in the nation was enacted prior to the summer recess, many more complex issues remain to be addressed. […]

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Dynamex Decision Should Be Addressed by the Legislature

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

The California Supreme Court issued a decision on April 30, 2018 in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court which significantly changed the standard for determining independent contractor versus employee status in California. The state’s business community is deeply troubled by this court decision and believes that the Legislature needs to urgently consider a bill to address […]

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Why AB 3080 Is Preempted by Federal Law

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

With much fanfare, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) has presented her AB 3080, an attempt to preclude the prospective use of non-disclosure and arbitration agreements. Although the measure is presented in the context of the #MeToo movement, the bill applies to all claims under the California Labor Code and the Fair Employment & Housing […]

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Arbitration Agreements and NDAs Are Not the Same

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

Arbitration agreements and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have recently been in the news due to the sexual harassment scandals involving politicians in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, as well as members of the media and Hollywood moguls. Readers should be aware that these agreements are two separate and distinct types of legal documents, yet both are being […]

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Will 2018 Bring More Employment Mandates on California’s Business Community?

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

As the 2018 California Legislative Session commences on January 3, the business community must remain vigilant about those bills that could present new, burdensome changes in state labor and employment laws. The 2017 Session saw a large number of significant labor and employment laws get enacted that impose significant burdens upon employers in California, including […]

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