Fiscal Committees to Consider Three Job Killers Today
Three bills identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as job killers will be considered today by fiscal committees in the Senate or Assembly. Today is last day for the appropriations committees to meet and send bills to the floor.
- AB 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego) Public Shaming of Employers —Imposes new data collection mandate on California employers to collect and report data to the Secretary of State regarding the mean and median salaries of men and women in the same job title and job description, determine which employees perform “substantially similar” work, and then have that report posted on a publicly accessible website, where such employers will receive undue scrutiny and criticism for wage disparity that is not unlawful and justified by a bona fide factor. Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File.
- SB 49 (de León; D-Los Angeles) Creates Uncertainty and Increases Potential Litigation Regarding Environmental Standards — Creates uncertainty by giving broad and sweeping discretion to state agencies to adopt rules and regulations more stringent than the federal rules and regulations in effect on January 19, 2017 through an expedited administrative procedure without public participation or input, when the state agencies determine that federal action leads to less stringent laws and regulations than those in effect on January 19, 2017; and increases the potential for costly litigation by creating private rights of action under California law, which may be triggered when a state agency takes the foregoing discretionary action. Assembly Appropriations Committee Suspense File.
- SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) Imposes New Maternity and Paternity Leave Mandate — Unduly burdens and increases costs of small employers with as few as 20 employees by requiring 12 weeks of protected employee leave for child bonding and exposes them to the threat of costly litigation. Assembly Appropriations Committee Suspense File
Job Killer on Assembly Floor
A fourth job killer bill that provides the perfect pleading pathway for class action attorneys to avoid arbitration is already on the Assembly Floor.
SB 33 (Dodd; D-Napa) will negatively impact employers with unnecessary and costly class action litigation that benefits trail attorneys, not consumers.
On Tuesday, September 5, CalChamber will provide a recap on how other CalChamber-positioned bills fared.