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Assembly OKs Paid Sick Leave for All

California would become the first state to require paid sick leave for every worker under legislation passed Wednesday by the Assembly. The California Chamber of Commerce, in a letter of opposition, noted that many employers voluntarily offer paid sick leave. But AB 2716 could hurt businesses that lack the money or expertise to expand their record-keeping and payroll reporting, the chamber said. “In an already troubled economy, California should be seeking ways to stimulate job growth and avoid forcing costly mandates on employers,” the group wrote. Read More. (The Sacramento Bee 05/29/08)

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Brown Paddles His Canoe on Left, Then Right

Brown also rejected one of the year’s highest profile measures, which would have prohibited employers from requiring arbitration agreements and thus made it easier for workers to sue their bosses….

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