Employers should be aware of the following bills passed by the California legislature but vetoed by the Governor. It is possible that these bills will be introduced again in future legislative sessions.
Discrimination Based on Status as Unemployed (AB 1450)
This bill would have made it unlawful for an employer, employment agency or job posting website to publish an advertisement or announcement for any job that includes provisions pertaining to an individual's current employment or employment status. The bill made exceptions for requiring the holding of professional or occupational license, permit or minimum level of education or experience. The bill also contained further requirements for state contractors to comply with these provisions or face penalties and preclusion from future contracts.
Domestic Work Employees (AB 889)
This bill would have required the Department of Industrial Relations to adopt regulations in compliance with existing wage and hour and working conditions law. Under current law the Department is authorized but not required to adopt such regulations.