On October 1, 2012, a bill (S2213) was introduced that would expand the list of permissible deductions for two specific purposes. First, deductions would now be permitted for purchases at events sponsored by recognized charities affiliated with the employer, where at least 20 percent of the profits from the event are being contributed to those charities. Second, the bill would allow public employees to make deductions to more than one credit union (rather than only one credit union, as could be interpreted from current law).
Newark’s Sick Leave Ordinance went into effect on June 21, 2014. For a detailed discussion of the ordinance, including how to comply with its notice and posting requirements, see the June 18, 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.
School’s Out For Summer, But Not For Administrators: California’s “Yes Means Yes” Legislation Becomes Effective on July 1, 2015
On July 1, 2015, California colleges, universities, and postsecondary schools are required to bolster their compliance with new state laws regarding policies concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This new law requires, among other things, that Cal Grant Fund higher education recipients enter into agreements with local law enforcement and report crime statistics.
Among the numerous worker-protection bills California governor Gavin Newsom signed last month was Assembly Bill (AB) 9, giving employees a two-year extension to file Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) claims.