Governor Signs Bills Protecting Workers

This week, Governor Brown signed several important bills that protect the rights of low-wage workers, including:

  • SB 299—Protecting Health Care Coverage for Pregnant Women and New Mothers
  • AB 1236—Prohibiting the Mandated Use of the E-Verify System by Private Employers in California
  • AB 1403—Recovering Costs of Court Interpreters for Indigent Persons
  • AB 22—Curtailing Use of Job Applicant Credit Checks
  • SB 459—Increasing Penalties for Willful Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

The LAS–ELC strongly supported these bills.

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