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Other New Laws That May Be Of Interest Or Application To Your Particular Business

10.13.2011

Following are brief summaries of other laws that may be of interest to your business.

  • Employee commissions: Payment by commissions now requires contracts to be signed by commissioned employees. (Cal. Lab. Code § 2751)
  • Expansion of definition of gender: Laws protecting gender have been expanded to include appearance and behavior. (Cal. Civ. Code § 51 to amend various statutes)
  • Hospitals and lifting, repositioning, and transferring patients: Acute care hospitals now have restrictions regarding lifting, repositioning, and transferring of patients. (Cal. Lab. Code § 6403.5)
  • Limits on damages that public employers can recover for unlawful strikes: Damages for strike preparation, for public employers subject to PERB, are restricted. (Cal. Gov. Code § 3509)
  • Information reporting by labor contractors: Labor contractors now have pay-stub obligations similar to employers. (Cal. Lab. Code § 226)
  • Claims regarding wages and hour: Procedures of the California Labor Commissioner have been materially changed. (Cal. Lab. Code § 98)
  • Immigration and E-Verify: California cannot require use of E-verify by private employers: (Cal. Lab. Code § 2811)
  • Court orders attaching wages: Wage withholdings, pursuant to court orders, have been materially changed regarding amounts for family support. (Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 706.051)
  • Public employers and union negotiations: Fact finding and delays regarding implementing final offers have been added for public employers subject to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act regarding final offers to unions.   (Cal. Gov. Code § 3505.4)
  • Contracts displacing work of certain public employees: Public employers, upon certain challenges, may cancel employment agreements that displace work of civil service employees. (Cal. Gov. Code § 19135) 
     

     

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