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  • Landmark Sick Leave Law Signed

    Landmark Sick Leave Law Signed

    • September 15, 2014

    On September 10 Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1522 into law. The landmark legislation dramatically expands labor benefits for an estimated 6.5 million private-sector workers (including seasonal, part- and full-time employees), mandating they earn at least three paid sick leave days a year from their employers, effective July 1, 2015. “AB 1522 is transformative,”

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  • Paid Sick Leave Law Excludes Homecare Workers

    • September 15, 2014

    Politics is the art of compromise. On this note, Capital & Main asked Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) about the removal of 365,000 In Home Support Service (IHSS) workers from Assembly Bill 1522, the paid sick leave bill she authored.  (See “Landmark Sick Leave Law Signed.”) The measure, signed into law September 10, grants this

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  • Gov. Gets Sick Pay, Plastic Bag Bills

    Gov. Gets Sick Pay, Plastic Bag Bills

    • August 30, 2014

    Assembly Bill 1522, created to give all California workers at least three days of paid sick leave, passed the legislature Friday, but with a key change: In-home health-care workers who assist disabled and elderly Californians will now be excluded from coverage. The compromise resulted in two important union backers of the bill, authored by Assemblywoman

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