Category Archives: Legislation

News Alert: SB 866 On Its Way to Governor

SB 866 appears to be a fast-track omnibus bill responding to the anticipated decision in Janus v AFSCME. The bill was first introduced as a run-of-the-mill budget bill on January 10, 2018. However, it was amended on June 13, 2018, to … Continue reading

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AB 3034: Expands PERB Jurisdiction to Include BART Supervisors

AB 3034 was introduced on February 16, 2018, by Assembly Member Low.  AB 3034 would place the supervisory employees of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District under the MMBA and under PERB’s jurisdiction. Currently, most transit employees are … Continue reading

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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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