ALRB Education Access Rule
Dear CFLCA members and guests,
On December 3, 2015 the Ag Labor Relations Board met, and a part of their agenda included discussion and a public meeting on their new worker education access proposal.
ALRB: Public Hearings on Worksite Access?
The Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is considering new regulations to allow ALRB staff access to farms to educate farmworkers on their rights under the Ag Labor Relations Act (ALRA). A series of public hearings on this proposal have been scheduled. We believe the vast majority of agricultural workers are adequately informed of their rights. It is critical to get this message across at these public hearings.
Hearings are scheduled for At all locations:
Public Comment Periods:1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Labor Commissioner Issues Opinion Letter on California Paid Sick Leave Question
Source:HRWatchdog, CalChamber's Employment Law Blog (Additional Sources)
Date: August 14, 2015
Written by:Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content
The Labor Commissioner's office recently issued an opinion letter regarding California's new paid sick leave (PSL) law. The opinion letter answers questions relating to how employers provide "24 hours or three days" of PSL when you have employees that don't work a traditional 8 hour day schedule. How does the law work, for instance, if you have workers with an alternative workweek schedule of four 10 hour days or part-time employees who work six hour shifts?
The essence of the opinion: whichever application of the law provides the most benefit to the employee is the one which should be applied. READ MORE . . .