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Changes to Public Works Registration Requirements

Friday, July 7, 2017

Changes to Public Works Registration Requirements Governor Brown signed SB 96 on June 27, which is intended to revamp the public works contractor registration program used by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to oversee compliance with public works laws, including payment of prevailing wage.…

Union Orientation Required by New State Law

Friday, July 7, 2017

Union Orientation Required by New State Law As part of the budget process, the Legislature passed a trailer bill, AB 119, that includes a requirement for public agency employers to give labor representatives access to newly-hired employees during onboarding orientations. The requirements in AB 119 only…

Little Hoover Holds Final “Roundtable” on Special Districts

Friday, July 7, 2017

Little Hoover Holds Final “Roundtable” on Special Districts On June 22, the Little Hoover Commission conducted a roundtable discussion with local government representatives and State officials to solicit feedback on proposed recommendations impacting special districts. The draft potential recommendations…

2017-18 State Budget Approved

Friday, July 7, 2017

Legislature Approves 2017-18 State Budget On June 27, Governor Brown signed the 2017-2018 State Budget (AB 97), which contains total spending of $183 billion, including special funds and bond funds, with $125.1 billion in General Fund spending. Included among the various budget trailer bills signed…