- Written by Anthony Oceguera
Two California statutes, Labor Code sections 1101 and 1102, are intended to ensure an employee’s political freedom. These statutes prohibit employers from adopting rules aimed at preventing employees from engaging in politics and make it unlawful for employers to threaten to terminate an employee for their political activity. However, these laws do not mean employees have a right to pursue their political goals if it interferes with their ability to perform their job.
- Written by Kevin Cleveland
Updating our previous e-blast regarding the legal challenge to AB 1513, on July 18, 2016, in Nisei Farmers League v. CA Labor and Workforce Development Agency et. al, the Court heard oral argument regarding Plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of AB 1513 (CA Labor Code section 226.2). On July 25, 2016, the Court issued an order denying the request. As a result, the temporary restraining order previously issued by the Court expired on July 18, 2016. Pursuant to the Court’s order, companies have until July 28, 2016 to sign up with the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to indicate their intent to make AB 1513 payments if they have not yet done so.