Two “job killer” bills passed the Assembly and will be considered next in the Senate:
AB 2416 (Stone; D-Scotts Valley) creates a dangerous and unfair precedent in the wage and hour arena by allowing employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, or property where work was performed, based upon alleged-yet-unproven wage claims. AB 2416 passed the Assembly, 43-27. (Quirk-Silva representing Fullerton not voting)
The CalChamber pointed out that AB 2416 will cripple California businesses by allowing any employee, governmental agency, or anyone “authorized by the employee to act on the employee’s behalf” to record liens on an employer’s real property or any property where an employee “performed work” for an alleged, yet unproven, wage claim. This bill would also severely disrupt commercial and personal real estate markets in this state.
AB 2617 (Weber; D-San Diego) unfairly prohibits the enforcement of arbitration agreements or pre-litigation settlement agreements that require the individual to waive their right to pursue a civil action for the alleged violation of civil rights. AB 2617 passed the Assembly, 49-25. (Quirk-Silva representing Fullerton voting no)
The CalChamber argued that AB 2617 interferes with state and federal arbitration laws and likely is preempted. Moreover, courts already provide …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce