AB 2183 (Stone) is the latest attempt by the United Farm Workers to implement card check legislation in California. The bill was voted out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee yesterday and is now on the Assembly Floor.

This bill was introduced early in 2022 despite the veto of the previous bill on this subject, AB 616 (Stone), by Governor Gavin Newsom last year. WG has been very active in opposition to the bill.

Matthew Allen

On May 12, 2022 Governor Newsom announced that “California’s minimum wage is projected to increase to $15.50 per hour for all workers on January 1, 2023.” This increase comes in response to a provision in the state’s existing minimum wage law that allows for an accelerated increase in the minimum wage when inflation in the state exceeds 7 percent.

The Governor’s office cites the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, persistent supply chain disruptions and labor market frictions as the reasons for the state’s 40 year inflation rate highpoint.

Teresa McQueen

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced an extension of existing Form I-9 flexibilities. Initial flexibilities were announced in March 2020 and later updated March 2021. Due to ongoing safety precautions related to COVID-19, DHS is extending current flexibilities until October 31, 2022.

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