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Court Ruling Protects the Public Sector Pensions

January 12, 2018 by

Legacy members of the County retirement systems in Alameda, Contra Costa and Merced counties obtained a tremendous victory from California’s First Appellate District on January 8, 2018 in a closely watched case challenging certain provisions… Read More

California WARN Act Applies to Temporary Layoffs

January 4, 2018 by

Both state and federal law requires employers to give advance notice before initiating a “mass layoff” to avoid the disruptive effects to workers and their communities. The federal and California laws are each called the… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Round-up (4 of 4)

December 27, 2017 by

 Public Sector Right to Organize / Union Representation SB 285 – Prohibition on Dissuading Public Employee to Join a UnionThis bill prohibits a public employer from deterring or discouraging public employees from becoming or remaining… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Round-up (3 of 4)

December 20, 2017 by

 Whistleblower ProtectionsSB 306– Injunctive Relief for Unlawful RetaliationExisting law protects workers from retaliation for reporting their employer’s improper or illegal actions. This bill allows the Labor Commissioner or the employee to seek a temporary injunction… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Round-up (2 of 4)

December 13, 2017 by

Wage and Hour LawsAB 1066 – Wages, Hours, and Working Conditions of Agricultural WorkersHistorically, California has excluded agricultural workers from many important employee protections. This law removes the exemption for agricultural employees regarding hours, meal… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Round-up (1 of 4)

December 6, 2017 by

With a Democrat-controlled super-majority, the California Legislature passed several important labor and employment bills during the 2017 session that Governor Brown recently signed into law. Most notably, there are new protections for immigrant and agricultural… Read More

New Law Provides Injunctive Relief to Workers Facing Whistleblower Retaliation

October 25, 2017 by

California law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who report labor law violations, but the remedies available to victims of retaliation can sometimes be inadequate. Governor Brown has now signed into law SB 306 which… Read More

California Greatly Expands Availability of Maternity and Paternity Leave

October 19, 2017 by

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last week that will greatly expand the number of employees to whom employers must offer maternity and paternity leave.Under current law, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) – as its… Read More

Court Rejects Employer Objections to LAX “Labor Peace Agreements”

September 20, 2017 by

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the City of Los Angeles’s policy requiring employers doing business at LAX to enter into “Labor Peace Agreements” as a condition of doing business at the airport…. Read More

Labor Day 2017: A Look to the Future (Part Three)

September 4, 2017 by

In the first two pieces in this series, we took a look at labor’s past, going all the way back to 1877. We’ve seen that starting with the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947,… Read More