Senate Will Vote on Two CalChamber-Opposed Employment-Related Bills

Aug 6 2015 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills dealing with employment issues are awaiting action on the Senate Floor when the Legislature returns from summer recess.

If signed into law:

  • AB 970 (Nazarian; D-Sherman Oaks) would significantly expand the Labor Commissioner’s authority and increases employer costs by permitting the Labor Commissioner to enforce local minimum wage laws through the citation process, which will increase annual assessments to fund the Labor Commissioner’s office for all employers across the state, including those in areas with no local minimum wage.
  • AB 1017 (Campos; D-San Jose) would threaten employers with civil litigation for seeking an applicant’s prior salary and benefit information even though the applicant suffered no harm in compensation.

Please visit CalChamber’s Top Story page for complete coverage of these two bills.

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