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TAKE ACTION: CalPERS Decision Affecting Retired Annuitants

TAKE ACTION : CalPERS Decision Affecting Retired Annuitants CSDA is asking for special districts to send comment letters to the CalPERS Board opposing the action before an October 23 deadline . At CalPERS’ next board meeting November 16-18, 2020, the board will consider adopting the...

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Governor Signs COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation and Employer Notification Bills

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two COVID-19 related employment bills into law, SB 1159 (Hill, Daly) – COVID-19 workers compensation presumption and AB 685 (Reyes) – Employer COVID-19 exposure notification requirements . Both bills are briefly summarized below. SB 1159, which takes...

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Governor Signs Legislation Updating Independent Contractor Law

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2257 (Gonzalez) into law. Assembly Member Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced 2257 as a way to fix some issues with independent contractor law, AB 5, as well as to include additional exemptions to the law. Included in the new exemptions is one for...

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Governor Signs Emergency Proclamation to Free Up Additional Energy Capacity and Production

Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a State of Emergency in response to the “Extreme Heat Event” that California will be experiencing over the next few days. Among the various directions in the proclamation, the Governor is directing the Air Resources Board to “exercise maximum discretion to...

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COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Legislation Heads to Governor

On the final night of the legislative session SB 1159 (Hill) related to COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumption passed both houses of the California State Legislature with bipartisan support. The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk and if signed it will become law immediately. SB 1159 was...

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COVID-19 Employee Notification Bill Significantly Amended

Yesterday, AB 685 (Reyes) was significantly amended to address a number of CSDA and other public agencies’ concerns. As amended, the bill will require all employers, public and private, to notify employees of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the workplace. Summarizing the provisions of the...

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AB 5 Independent Contractor Provisions Amended to Benefit Public Agencies

CSDA led efforts to amend the provisions of AB 5 are paying off. Yesterday, coming out of the Senate Appropriations Committee, AB 2257 (Gonzalez) , the bill to make several fixes to last year’s AB 5 related to independent contractors was amended to provide exemptions from the “ABC” test for...

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COVID-19 Employee Notification Bill Continues to Move Through Legislature

Last week, AB 685 (Reyes) related to employee notification of potential COVID-19 exposure, passed out of the Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee with a commitment from the author to take significant amendments to address some employer concerns. As currently drafted, while...