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Legislature Further Limits the Ability to Consider Expunged, Dismissed, or Sealed Convictions in Hiring Decisions

Senate Bill (SB) 1412, which takes effect on January 1, 2019, builds on prior law limiting consideration of expunged, dismissed, or sealed convictions in hiring decisions.

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Deadline Looming for School Districts to Opt into the Classified Summer Assistance Program

The 2018 education omnibus trailer bill, Assembly Bill (AB) 1808, was approved by Governor Jerry Brown this summer. Among other things, the bill creates the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The first deadline for this program is January 1, 2019.

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Bathrooms Are No Longer Acceptable Lactation Accommodations

Beginning January 1, 2019, employers will have to make reasonable efforts to provide employees with the use of a room or location, other than a bathroom, as a lactation accommodation.

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Part-Time Playground Positions Now Part of Classified Service for All School Employers

Effective January 1, 2019, all part-time playground positions will become part of the classified service of school districts and community college districts, including those K-12 and community college district that have incorporated the merit system.

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New Law Requires Districts to Pay Employees on Parental Leave at Least 50% of Their Salaries

Starting January 1, 2019, California school and community college districts will be required to pay certificated, classified, and academic employees eligible for parental leave under recently enacted laws at least 50% of their salaries once they exhaust their sick leave and begin taking differential leave.

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New Law Requires Paid Time Off for Union Stewards and Officers

Effective January 1, 2019, Senate Bill (SB) 1085 requires public agency employers in California to grant, upon the request of a union, "reasonable" paid leaves of absence to employees serving as stewards or officers of the union or of any statewide or national employee organization with which the union is affiliated.

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New Law Expands the Four-Year Evidentiary Window in Permanent Certificated Discipline Cases Involving Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Assembly Bill (AB) 2128, effective January 1, 2019, will allow evidence and testimony outside the current four-year time window when a certificated employee is accused of sexual misconduct with a student or minor.

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Legislature Enhances Minor Witness Protections in Employee Discipline Proceedings

Assembly Bill (AB) 2234, which becomes effective January 1, 2019, provides a comprehensive set of requirements for the presentation of testimony by minor witnesses at administrative disciplinary proceedings initiated under the egregious misconduct hearing process for permanent certificated employees, and for discipline hearings involving allegations of egregious misconduct for permanent classified

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New Law Aims to Protect Public Employers and Unions from State Lawsuits to Recover “Fair Share” Fees

A new law provides public employers and public sector unions with legal immunity under state law from claims to recover the deduction of mandatory agency fees, or "fair share" fees, collected before the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME on June 27, 2018. Senate Bill (SB) 846 is effective immediately.

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