On September 10, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1522 which provides workers with three paid sick days per year. The new law, entitled the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014,” requires California employers to provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked starting on July 1, 2015.  The law contains no exemption for agricultural, seasonal, temporary or part-time employees.

Jason Resnick

The 2013-2014 California legislative session was completed early Saturday morning amid a flurry of final action on bills. The focus now shifts as the Governor will decide the fate of the bills that were passed. Below is a snapshot of key labor and employment bills that WG has been lobbying on behalf of our members.

Matthew Allen


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Labor shortages and work place regulations are critical issues for our industry and our employees.

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