Assembly Policy Committee Passes “Job Killer” Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employers

Apr 23 2015 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog

​Yesterday, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed a “job killer” bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers.

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AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) would increase the cost of doing business for a broadly defined “food and general retail establishment” in California by exposing employers to significant penalties and litigation for accommodating employee and business scheduling demands, creating a new protected classification for employees, and a new leave of absence for employees.

The bill passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee 4-3 on April 22. The bill now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee; no hearing date has been set.

Visit CalChamber’s Daily Headlines page for a detailed explanation of AB 357.

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