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2024 Legislative Update, Part Four: Public Sector Developments

February 7, 2024 by

  Public Sector Temporary Employees Added to Regular Employee Bargaining Units (AB 1484) By: Andrew Baker This bill, for all Meyers-Milias-Brown Act employers, automatically folds into any existing bargaining unit all temporary employees who perform… Read More

2024 Legislative Update, Part Three: New Wage Laws

February 5, 2024 by

  Minimum Wage for Healthcare Workers (SB 525) By: Lorrie Bradley The bill increases the minimum wage for most healthcare workers starting June 1, 2024. This applies very broadly, encompassing any health care facility employee… Read More

2024 Legislative Update, Part Two: New Workplace Violence and Labor Code Enforcement Laws

February 1, 2024 by

  Workplace Violence Prevention (SB 553) By: Peter McEntee Part 1: As of January 1, 2025, this bill allows collective bargaining representatives to initiate a request for a workplace temporary restraining order on behalf of… Read More

2024 Legislative Update, Part One: New Leave Laws and Job Protections

January 30, 2024 by

  Expanded Paid Sick Leave (SB 616) By: Lorrie Bradley Starting January 1, 2024, state-managed PSL increases from 3 days (24 hours) to 5 days (40 hours. Employees will now accrue 1 hour for every… Read More

Open Associate Position in our Sacramento Office

January 25, 2024 by

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine – Sacramento Associate Attorney – Collections & Benefits Beeson, Tayer and Bodine is a progressive 16-Attorney law firm with offices in Oakland and Sacramento, California. The firm’s practice includes all aspects… Read More

New Rules

NLRB Trims Employer Right to Take Unilateral Action

September 25, 2023 by

In another case overturning a Trump NLRB decision that deviated from established law, the Board has issued a decision eliminating employer reliance on past practices that involve discretion as a defense to unilateral action. The… Read More

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NLRB Restores Broad Test for Determining when Individual Action is “Concerted Activity”

September 18, 2023 by

In one of several decisions released August 31st overturning decisions issued by the Trump NLRB that deviated from established precedent, the Board in Miller Plastic Products returned to the long-established test, “based on the totality… Read More

NLRB Restores Vigorous Standard for Vetting Employer Work Rules

August 14, 2023 by

The NLRB has thrown out another Trump-era, pro-employer rule that departed from a long-established standard. The rule at issue here determines whether ambiguous employer rules on their face unlawfully interfere with employee Section 7 rights…. Read More

California Supreme Court Breathes New Life Into PAGA Actions

August 9, 2023 by

The California Supreme Court in July issued an important decision restoring life to California’s Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”). The United States Supreme Court last year effectively gutted PAGA when it ruled that most employee… Read More

PERB Voids San Francisco Strike Ban

August 2, 2023 by

PERB has issued a new decision striking down provisions of the San Francisco City Charter banning all city employee strikes as an unlawful violation of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (“MMBA”). San Francisco’s City Charter The Charter… Read More