Many state and federal laws require an employer to investigate employee complaints in a timely manner (e.g., California Fair Employment & Housing Act, Title VII, ADA/ADAAA). Prompt and thorough investigations ensure accurate recollections and give the employer the opportunity to quickly take all appropriate corrective actions.

Teresa McQueen

The California Secretary of State recently announced that the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act (FPEAA) has qualified for the November 2024 ballot. Nearly 1 million signatures were submitted in support of the Proposition. The FPEAA seeks to repeal California’s controversial Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) and eliminate Labor Commissioner authority to assist private individuals with wage enforcement actions.

Teresa McQueen

On Friday, July 22, the Secretary of State announced that the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act qualified for the 2024 ballot on the random sample count of signatures. More than 700,000 valid signatures were submitted in support of the PAGA reform.

“This necessary reform will protect multigenerational farm businesses while providing a better pathway for workers to address legitimate grievances,” said Dave Puglia, President and CEO of Western Growers.

Cory Lunde

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