Two labor measures stall in fiscal committee

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 23, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Two measures opposed by CMTA that would have expanded California employment laws were held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee last week. Absent any end-of-session maneuvers by sponsors or supporters, the bills are effectively dead for this legislative session.  Their descriptions can be found below.

AB 1999 (Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica) – expanded the Fair Employment and Housing Act to include a family caregiver status under employment discrimination and defined it as one who provides medical or supervisory care to a family member, including a grandparent, grandchild, parent-in-law, sibling or domestic partner.

AB 2039 (Sandre Swanson, D-Oakland) – expanded the category of individuals for whom an employee is entitled to protected leave under the California Family Rights Act to include an independent adult child, grandparent, grandchild, parent-in-law, sibling or domestic partner.

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