Posts Tagged ‘AB 1897’

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A First from the Labor Commissioner: General Contractor Fined for Subcontractor’s Wage Theft

The Labor Commissioner fined a general contractor nearly $250,000 for wage-and-hour violations committed by its subcontractor, and a hearing officer recently upheld those fines. This is the first time that the Labor Commissioner has held a general contractor responsible for wage theft by its subcontractor by issuing citations under AB 1897 (section 2810.3 of the […]

10 Jul 17 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Costly Anti-Business Bills Pass Legislature to Governor

Numerous proposals that make it more difficult and more expensive to do business in California passed the Legislature in the closing days of the legislative session. Lawmakers rejected a “job killer” allowing unproven wage liens. In addition, the California Chamber of Commerce was able to secure amendments to reduce the impact of the paid sick […]

5 Sep 14 - Time Off, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Contractor Liability ‘Job Killer’ Bill Goes to Governor​​​​​​

​A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that forces one company to ensure the wage-and-hour obligations of another passed the Legislature and is on its way to the governor’s desk. AB 1897, (R. Hernández; D-West Covina), unfairly imposes liability on a contracting entity for the contractor’s wage and hour violations and lack of workers’ compensation coverage […]

29 Aug 14 - Workers' Compensation, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Two Job Killer Bills Advance in Senate

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that could increase business costs and impose new liabilities on innocent businesses passed the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee last week. AB 1522 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) seeks to increase employer mandates by requiring all employers, large and small, to provide all employees in California with paid […]

16 Jun 14 - Benefits, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »