Christopher E. Cobey is an attorney in San Jose, Calif., office of Littler Mendelson. Republished with permission© 2014 Littler Mendelson. All rights reserved.

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California Lawmakers Wrap Up Session; Governor Has Bills to Sign

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September 16, 2015

California Legislature Completes its Work for 2015

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September 15, 2015


The California Legislature reconvened on Monday, Aug. 17, to finish its work for the 2015 regular session, which must end by Sept. 11. The following bills are of particular interest to California private sector employers…

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August 28, 2015


Although the California Constitution calls for the legislature to convene on Dec. 1, 2014, to start the 2015-16 regular session, the legislature did not reconvene until Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

The following are key first quarter 2015 events and deadlines:

•Jan. 10: Budget bill must be submitted by governor.

•Jan. 30: Last day to submit bill requests to the Office of Legislative Counsel.

•Feb. 27: Last day for bills to be introduced.

•March 26: Spring Recess begins upon adjournment (legislature reconvenes on April 6).

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January 16, 2015

Covered San Francisco Bay Area employers without an already-existing and compliant commuter benefits plan have until Sept. 30, 2014, to select at least one of four commuter benefit options, notify employees of how to take advantage of the benefits, and register with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (CBP).

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May 9, 2014
So far, as the second year of a two-year California legislative session, 2014 has been more noteworthy for what hasn’t happened, than for what has. The legislature made no attempts to override any of the governor’s 2013 end-of-session vetoes. Rather, legislators have re-introduced bills to try again to pass them and get the governor’s signature, or to tweak previous unsuccessful proposals in an effort to win the governor’s approval.
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March 21, 2014