- Written by helen braginsky
Please note that the status of the bills may change daily. Governor Brown has until September 30, 2014 to sign or veto legislation in his possession or the legislation becomes law without signature.
AB 1897 Labor Contracting: Client Liability
Hernandez (D-West Covina)
SUMMARY: This bill would require a client employer to share with a labor contractor all civil legal responsibility and civil liability for all workers supplied by that labor contractor for the payment of wages and the failure to obtain valid workers' compensation coverage. The bill would prohibit a client employer from shifting to the labor contractor legal duties or liabilities under workplace safety provisions with respect to workers provided by the labor contractor.
Source: CBS Los Angeles (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
Police said 10 protestors were arrested Thursday during a march downtown Los Angeles, California, for higher wages. About 300 employees and supporters in Los Angeles, as well as in more than 150 other cities, were taking part in sit-ins at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger Kings and other chain locations as a more “militant” phase of the “Fight for $15″ movement.
“Fight for $15″ pushes for a $15 hourly wage for fast-food workers and the ability to unionize. California raised its minimum wage from $8 an hour to $9 in July, which will increase to $10 in 2016. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour.