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  • Archive for April 22nd, 2011

    Apr 22

    BILL MANDATING HIRES MOVES FORWARD

    Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments

    A bill carried on behalf of SEIU by Assemblymember Jose Solario (D-Santa Ana) that forces employers to hire certain employees when the ownership or management of a building changes hands, was approved by the Assembly Labor Committee on a party-line vote 5 to 1 vote (all Democrats in favor, one Republican in opposition).

    AB 350 (Solorio) expands the “Displaced Janitor Opportunity Act” from the current 60 to 90 days, and expands the covered job types to security guards, landscapers, cafeteria workers, window washers, and other “building service employees.”  The bill forces employers to hire certain individuals and purposefully seeks to undermine the at-will employment presumption in California to enable/ensure union representation, despite any change in employers.

    The bill next moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

    Apr 22

    PROPOSED CODE CHANGES RELEASED FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

    Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments

    The Building Standards Commission (BSC), Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM) have released “45-Day Language” code-change proposals.  Key proposals include:

    Once adopted by the BSC, this round of changes would take effect on a statewide basis on July 1, 2012 .

    As with previous updates to the codes, staff will be reviewing all proposed changes and preparing comments for submittal to the proposing agency and the Building Standards Commission, however we need your review and comments (simply click on the code name above for the drafts).  Comments must be received by May 20th so we can have time to review, compile and provide to the BSC.