The Legislature worked into the wee hours of the morning Saturday as it hit its deadline to pass legislation and send bills to Governor Brown for signature or veto.
Google, Inc. (“Google”) is the latest high profile employer in an onslaught of class actions by female employees alleging systemic discrimination in pay against women. Coupled with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (“OFCCP”) investigation into Google’s pay practices and the recent media firestorm over a memo by a disgruntled male (now former) employee, this class action lawsuit has brought Google’s compensation practices into the spotlight.
It’s a time of high-drama in Sacramento. With less than two weeks to go in the legislative year, many of the hot-button labor and employment bills we have been tracking all year await final action. Many bills are significantly amended in the last days of session as stakeholders scramble to get those final votes to the get the bill to the Governor’s desk. So keep close track of these bills because things can change in a heartbeat!