Two labor measures stall in fiscal committee

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 23, 2012

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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