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FELS Fact Sheets on New Laws Available Now

FELS has made several fact sheets on new laws effective January 1 available on the FELS website for your use:

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Workplace Abusive Conduct Training (AB 2053) – Fact Sheet

iAB 2053 (Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego) requires employers to add training on prevention of abusive conduct in the workplace to already-required bi-annual supervisor training on prevention of sexual harassment. 

Read more: Workplace Abusive Conduct (AB 2053) Fact Sheet

Farm Labor Contractors (SB 1087) Fact Sheetll (800) 331-8877 or visit 
SB 1087 was introduced by Senator William Monning (D-Santa Barbara) in response to media and academic reports of allegations of sexual abuse of female farm workers when employed by Farm Labor Contractors.  The bill also makes other changes to state law on licensing and training of farm labor contractors, and expands sexual harassment training mandates for FLC supervisors and workers hired by FLCs.

Read more: Farm Labor Contractors (SB 1087) Fact Sheet

Labor Contractor Liability (AB 1897) – Fact Sheet

AB 1897 is a sweeping new law that will increase the liability of employers who contract for labor. The purpose of the law is to hold companies accountable for wage-and-hour violations of third party providers of workers when those third party providers provide workers to a "client employer."

Read more: Labor Contractor Liability (AB 1897) Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: AB 1522 Paid Sick Leave Mandate 

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AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (Gonzalez, D-San Diego) imposes a new obligation on virtually all California employers to furnish employees with paid sick leave.  The purpose of AB 1522 is to prevent ill workers from working, spreading sickness to coworkers and to customers with whom they may come into contact, and to facilitate workers seeking medical treatment and attending to a variety of other personal needs.

Read more: Paid Sick Leave Mandate (AB 1522) Fact Sheet:

New California Whistleblower Notice

Due to recently enacted changes to the California Labor Code, California employers are required to post a revised version of the state's notice on the rights of "whistleblowers" (individuals who enjoy legal protection when they disclose illegal activity, whether in employment situations or other business situations.)

Read more: New California Whisleblower Notice