California State Legislative 2017-18 Session Ends
The 2017-2018 session of the California State Legislature has ended and several key bills that the Authority opposed have been vetoed by Governor Brown. They are:
- AB 553 (Daly) Workers’ compensation: return-to-work program – This bill would have required full payout of all remaining funds in the 100 percent employer funded catastrophic injury return-to-work fund without any triggering event beyond the fact that some money remains after funding all claims each year.
- AB 1870 (Reyes) Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices – This bill would have extended the period to three years for which complaints alleging unlawful employment or housing practices may be filed with the department, as specified. Furthermore, this bill would have exposed public employers to costly litigation.
- AB 3120 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Damages: childhood sexual assault: statute of limitations – This bill would have increased the time limit for commencing an action for recovery of damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual assault and would have deprived California public entities of the ability to timely investigate and settle claims.
- SB 937 (Wiener) Lactation accommodation – This bill would have placed burdensome mandates regarding lactation accommodations on public employers and would have exposed employers to costly litigation traps.
For more legislative updates, see our October 2018 newsletter.