All bills in the Senate and Assembly must pass their house of origin this week. A couple of bills you might be interested in:
SB 406 Based on comments many of you provided me Small Business California
opposed this bill. Under the current Family Medical Leave Act
businesses with 50 or more employees are required to provide unpaid job
protected leave for 12 weeks to employees and specified family members.
SB 406 reduces the threshold to 25 employees. It also expands the family
members to include grandparents grandchildren and siblings. In the expansion it
now becomes possible for an employee to take 24 weeks. The bill passed the
Senate 23 to 16.
AB 67 was an interesting bill requiring employers to pay double time on
Thanksgiving. It was amended so that the requirement applied to
businesses with 25 or more employees. It failed but not sure of vote.
I am on the California Commission on Disabled Access. Laws have been passed
giving businesses some protection for ADA lawsuits if they engage the
services of a Certified Access Specialist CASp. How many of you have ever heard
of CASp.If you are concerned about ADA lawsuits I suggest you find out about
CASp. Go to www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Programs/programCert/casp.aspx
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