Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1897 into law Sunday. The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015, will hold companies accountable for serious violations of the rights of workers on their premises that are committed by their own labor suppliers.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a bill holding the state's employers legally responsible for wage and safety violations committed by their subcontractors and temp agencies. "Today marks a new era for worker protection in California," said Teamsters national president Jim Hoffa.
The state of California just took a big step toward curbing the abuse of temporary workers. On Sunday night, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill into law that will hold companies responsible when their subcontracted temp agencies endanger or underpay workers. The Teamsters lobbied hard for the new measure, largely through a public campaign against Taylor Farms.
In a major victory for California labor unions, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed legislation that will hold businesses liable when subcontractors violate wage, workplace safety or workers’ compensation rules.
It's getting harder and harder to eat healthy in America. While some can't afford fruits and vegetable, the diets of others could be negatively effected by trade deals like the TPP that would allow unsafe meats and seafood to reach our tables.
The California legislature has passed a bill that would hold companies legally responsible if the temp agencies and subcontractors they hire cheat workers out of their wages or put them in harm's way.
SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved a bill that will hold companies accountable for serious violations of the rights of workers on their premises that are committed by their own labor suppliers.
A bill which used Salinas-based Taylor Farms as a "poster child" passed the state Senate on Wednesday. Dubbed the "Temp Worker Protection Bill," AB 1897 makes companies who use temporary workers share legal responsibility with temp agencies for those employees.