Employers Now Required To Provide Notice About Rights For Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking
- Written by Gregory Blueford
Effective immediately, all employers are required to provide employees upon new hire or upon request by other employees with a written notice about their rights to take protected time off for medical treatment or legal proceedings if they are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Under AB 2337, the Labor Commissioner’s office was required to develop a form which set forth the rights and duties of employers and employees under the law for employers to provide to employees by July 1, 2017. Employers were not required to comply with this notice requirement until the Labor Commissioner’s office posted the form on its website. The Labor Commissioner’s office has now completed the form and made that form available (attached here), triggering employers’ requirement to comply with this new law.
- Written by Kevin Cleveland and Rebecca Hause-Schultz
No Single Payer Healthcare in California—Yet
By: Rebecca Hause-Schultz
Senate Bill 562, the “Healthy California Act” will not become law during this legislative session. The bill would have created a universal health care system in California and put in place a government run, $400 billion dollar single-payer plan. While the bill was quickly moving through the legislature, and was passed by the Senate in June, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has put the bill on hold. Rendon stated that there are “fatal flaws in the bill…including the fact that it does not address many serious issues, such as financing, delivery of care, cost controls, or the realities of needed action by the Trump administration and voters to make SB 562 a genuine piece of legislation.”