My AB 879 Article; AB 879 Update

Members of the State Bar of California's Labor & Employment law section can read my article on AB 879 in the California Labor & Employment Law Review here. (p.18)

The Assembly Floor and Committee analyses of the bill are now available.

Support for the Bill has increased a great deal:

  • California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union
  • California Conference of Machinists
  • California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
  • Engineers and Scientists of California, IFPTE Local 20
  • Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center
  • Professional and Technical Engineers, IFPTE Local 21
  • Terra Law, LLP
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Region 8 States Council
And opposition remains only with the California Chamber of Commerce (not informidable alone, to be sure).

On May 9, the bill passed out of Committee 6-2 (along party lines).

DLSE Revises Meal Period Regs Again.

The 15-day comment window on these revisions closes on May 25. The changes are not merely ministerial. (Is the DLSE opening itself up to a Cal-APA challenge?). Here are some of the changes.

  • Removes language requiring on-premises meal period to have a place provided to eat.
  • Removes requirement that employer make available meal period, only that workers be informed.
  • Removes the poster requirement

There is more here from the Orrick firm.