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California legislature considers a dozen new employment laws

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in Compensation and Benefits,Employment Law,Human Resources

Like a pride of lions flashing teeth and fangs, the California legislature is on the hunt in 2018. As has become an annual spring ritual, Sacramento politicians have once again proposed a progressive labor agenda.

These significant employment law bills are pending in Sacramento. It remains to be seen which of these bills will end up on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

Medical marijuana user rights: Assembly Bill 2069 proposes to amend the California Fair Employment and Housing Act to extend anti-discrimination protection to medical marijuana users. Employers would be prohibited from discriminating against qualified medical marijuana users on the basis of their qualified status or because of a positive drug test for marijuana.

The bill would not prohibit an employer from refusing to hire an individual or discharging an employee using medical marijuana if hiring or failing to discharge the employee would cause the employer to “...(register to read more)

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