Fall 2019 Legislative Roundup - Labor & Employment Bills

Lozano Smith Podcast
Host Sloan Simmons talks with Lozano Smith partners Michelle Cannon and Gabriela Flowers, co-chairs of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, about important new labor and employment laws passed in 2019 and how they will impact public agency employers in the new year. Topics covered include employment classifications, probationary periods for classified public school employees, new lactation accommodation requirements, settlement agreements with employees, and expansion of anti-discrimination laws, among others. This a must listen as we head into the new year, as most of these new laws become effective January 1, 2020, and may require changes to agency policies.

Show Notes & References
  • 2:18  Assembly Bill (AB) 1353 (Limit on probationary service for classified employees)
  • 4:31  AB 9 (Employment discrimination claim timelines)
  • 4:59  California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
  • 5:57  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • 6:17  Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
  • 8:01  Senate Bill (SB) 328 (School start times) (Client News Brief 66: November 2019)
  • 10:24  SB 188 (Hairstyles)
  • 13:07  SB 778 (New sexual harassment training requirements)
  • 13:22  SB 1343 (2018)
  • 15:52  SB 142 (Lactation accommodations)
  • 17:03  AB 749 (Settlement agreement no-rehire language)
  • 22:52  AB 1223 (Organ donation)
  • 25:33  SB 83 (Family leave policies)
  • 27:18  California State Disability Insurance (CA-SDI)
  • 28:26  AB 5 (Dynamex decision re employee classifications)
  • 30:24  Borello test
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