As you know in the past we have provided updates regarding changes with respect to the leave laws. Now on February 21, 2014, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing Council published proposed amendments to the CFRA regulations.
California Public Utilities Commission Declines to Develop New Regulations and Standards for Wireless Carriers and Mobile App Providers
We hope that you remembered to “spring forward” over the weekend —
Today’s Privacy Monday is a bit longer than usual – but an important read, particularly if you are a mobile app developer.
In Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley Hospitals, the California Supreme Court found:
- A physician is not required to first exhaust his administrative remedies through the medical staff appeals process in order to challenge sham peer review as whistleblower retaliation; and
- Dr. Fahlen qualified as a whistleblower for purposes of the California Whistleblower Act.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) under the auspices of Governor Brown’s declaration in May 2013 (after a failed legislative effort) that he would further reform Prop 65, last week OEHHA released the proposed regulations with respect to Prop 65 warnings.
Effective January 1, 2014, California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act (Gov. Code §§12940, et seq.) has been amended to push the boundaries of what counts as employment discrimination. California employers should revise all postings, employee handbooks and training materials to reflect two important changes in the law.
New California Statutes Potentially Increase Contractors’ and Subcontractors’ Liability Exposure Under the Prevailing Wage Law
California has enacted several statues, effective January 1, 2014, which will likely increase contractors’ and subcontractors’ exposure to claims for prevailing wage violations on public works projects.
California’s infrastructure received another push in the right direction last week as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $152 million to 36 projects statewide — bringing its total transportation funding for 2013 beyond the $3 billion barrier.
On October 12, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 496, which, along with two other new laws (SB 666 and AB 263), expands protections for whistleblowers in California by significantly altering California Labor Code Section 1102.5, California’s general whistleblower statute. The amendments are effective January 1, 2014.