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Jerry Brown Vetoes Expanded Family Leave

(October 11, 2015)  Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Sunday that would have expanded California’s unpaid family leave policy to include a broader range of workers’ family members, handing a significant victory to business groups that opposed the measure. Senate Bill 406, by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, would have let workers take up to 12 weeks off to care for sick siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, domestic partners and parents-in-law (David Siders in The Sacramento Bee, 10/11/15).

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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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