As we discussed recently, this was a significant week in the California Legislature, as the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees decided the fate of hundreds of bills in announcing which bills made it off the “suspense file” and which bills were held (effectively killing the bill for the year).
So which big labor and employment bills made the cut?
Many of the most significant labor and employment proposals end up on the suspense file (generally because, if enacted, they would result in significant enforcement costs for the Labor Commissioner or other state agencies). Employers and others are watching closely to see which bills survive for another day and which bills die a quiet death.
California employers may be able to breathe a sigh of relief – for now. One of the most controversial legislative proposals of the year – AB 5 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) – appears have been shelved for the year.