A recent California Court of Appeal ruling is a lesson learned regarding California Labor Code section 558.1 which allows an employee to bring a private right of action against “[a]ny employer or other person acting on behalf of an employer, who violates, or causes to be violated, any provision regulating minimum wages or hours and days of work in any order of the Industrial Welfare Commission….” (emphasis added).

Teresa McQueen

On Wednesday, August 31, WG-opposed AB 2201 died on the Assembly floor during the final hours of California’s legislative season.

The bill, authored by Assemblymember Steve Bennett (D-Ventura), would have created an unworkable process for farmers to replace or drill a new well.

A broad coalition of business and agricultural organizations argued that AB 2201 would have:

Gail Delihant


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