Tag: Schwarzenegger

Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoes SB 1583

As previously reported in the Stoel Rives World of Employment, the California Assembly passed Senate Bill 1583, which would have made paid consultants who advise employers to treat workers as independent contractors to avoid employee status jointly and severally liable with the employer if it is determined the workers are not independent contractors.  The Governator … Continue Reading

California Assembly Passes Four Employment-Related Laws

California employers take note:  The California State Assembly recently passed four significant employment-related bills that you should pay close attention to: Medical Marijuana:  A.B. 2279 would prohibit discrimination against an employee based on marijuana use, as long as the use was for medical reasons and did not occur at the workplace or during the hours of employment. … Continue Reading

California Paid Sick Leave Bill Dies in Committee

A California bill to provide universal paid sick leave died in committee last week, following intensive lobbying efforts from small businesses and their lobbyists.  The bill would have granted employees of small companies in California up to five days of paid sick leave each year, while workers at larger companies could take up to nine … Continue Reading
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