Category Archives: Legislation

AB 2154: Mandates Paid Release Time for Union Reps

AB 2154 was introduced on February 12, 2018, by Assembly Member Bonta.  AB 2154 provides uniform minimum standards for paid release time for union representatives across all the acts administered by PERB.  Specifically, the bill mandates that an employer provide … Continue reading

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Governor Signs AB 1008: “Bans the Box” For All Employers

In 2013, the Governor signed AB 218 which “banned the box” on employment applications asking for criminal conviction information. AB 218 added Labor Code section 432.9 which prohibits state and local agencies from asking an applicant to disclose conviction history … Continue reading

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Judicial Council Employer-Employee Relations Act is Enacted

The Legislature has expanded PERB’s jurisdiction again. On October 15, 2017, the Governor signed AB 83, the “Judicial Council Employer-Employee Relations Act.” This new act allows for the unionization of Judicial Council employees, who are distinct from trial court employees. … Continue reading

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Governor Signs SB 285: Prohibits Discouraging Union Membership

On October 7, 2017, the Governor signed SB 285 which provides that, “A public employer shall not deter or discourage public employees from becoming or remaining members of an employee organization.” Currently, Government Code section 16645.6 provides that, “A public … Continue reading

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Governor Vetoes AB 530

On October 14, 2017, the Governor issued a veto of AB 530.  I wrote about that bill here.  AB 530 would have brought peace officers under PERB’s jurisdiction. However, the bill also provided that peace officers could still seek injunctive … Continue reading

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