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Employment-Related Bills Await Governor’s Review

Legislation to regulate excessive indoor heat in the workplace and to establish new limits on employer use of an electronic program to weed out illegal workers await action by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the meantime, CalChamber is leading the opposition to a bill backed by organized labor that requires the state to develop a standard to stem risk for indoor heat-related illness. “We think (the bill) is unnecessary because individual injury and prevention programs are designed to address unique safety hazards in each workplace …,” said CalChamber lobbyist Marti Fisher. Another so-called “job-killer” bill opposed by CalChamber stems the use of consumer credit reports for employment purposes. Read More. (Sacramento Business Journal 09/18/09)

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