Employee Relations update 9/19/2014
Governor Vetoes Employment Discrimination Legislation
Governor Brown this week vetoed Assembly Bill 2271, by Assembly Member Ian Calderon, which would have rohibited an employer, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification, from doing either of the following:
- Publishing an advertisement or announcement for any job that includes a provision stating or indicating that an individual’s current employment is a requirement for the job.
- Affirmatively asking an applicant for employment to disclose information concerning the applicant’s current employment status until the employer has determined that the applicant meets the minimum employment qualifications for the position.
The Governor’s veto message explained: “I am returning Assembly Bill 2271 without my signature. This bill would prohibit an employer from discriminating against job applicants based on the applicant’s status as unemployed. While I support the intent of this bill, it could impede the state’s efforts to connect unemployed workers to prospective employers as currently drafted. The problems facing our state’s long term unemployed are great. There is no doubt that those Californians want to get back to work and I want to help them get there ? unfortunately this bill does not provide the proper path to address this problem. For these reasons I am unable to sign this bill. Sincerely, Edmund G. Brown Jr.”
CalPERS Board Election: Voting Closes September 29
Active and retired CalPERS members will decide who will hold the CalPERS Board state and public agency representative seats beginning in January 2015. There will be no election for the school board member representative as the incumbent, Rob Feckner, was unopposed.
The candidates for the state member position are:
Theresa L. Taylor
Iqbal S. Badwalz
The candidates for the public agency member position are:
Priya Sara Mathur (incumbent)
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