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Top 10 Things Employers Need to Know About Midterm Election Results

As many predicted, Democrats recaptured the House for the first time in eight years in yesterday’s midterm elections, while Republicans retained and strengthened their grip on the Senate. That will lead to a dynamic in Washington, D.C. that the Trump administration has yet to face: a fractured legislature and a tug-of-war at the federal level. What does this development mean for employers? Here are the top 10 things to expect in the labor and employment law arena given the results in yesterday’s historic elections.

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Day One - Dynamex to Dominate Legislative Discussion in California in 2019

December 3 was the first day of the new legislative session in California. It was a day of festivities and ceremony, as new members were sworn into office and Democrats had their first taste of the “super-duper majority” dominance in both houses of the legislature.

December 3 was also the first day that members could introduce bills for the 2019-2020 legislative session. If the first day is any indication, there is one issue that will dominate employment policy discussion in 2019: Dynamex, Dynamex and Dynamex.

To read the full article, visit California Employers Blog.

That's a Wrap! Fisher Phillips Comprehensive Guide to New California Employment Laws Enacted By Governor Brown

This past Sunday (September 30) represented the deadline for Governor Brown’s final actions on legislative measures, and his final term as California’s governor will come to an end in a few short months.

A whopping 684 measures were introduced in the Senate in 2018, while 1,531 were introduced in the Assembly this year.

We recently summarized the more significant employment-related bills in our Legal Alert, which discussed, among other things, the significant bills inspired by the #MeToo movement that were signed into law.

To read the full article, visit California Employers Blog.

What Will a Governor Newsom Mean for California Employers

While much of the attention this midterm election has been focused on Congress and federal issues - the “blue wave” and a “referendum” on the Trump presidency - California employers know all too well that employment and labor policy is largely being driven at the state and local level. The split in Congress between the Republican-led Senate and the Democrat-controlled House means that we can expect continued gridlock and lack of significant federal legislation on employment issues.

Here in California, though, we have a new governor-elect in the form of former Lieutenant Governor and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Continued overwhelming Democrat majorities in both the State Senate and the State Assembly will help ensure that labor and worker advocates will have little trouble getting measures through the legislature and onto the new governor’s desk.

To read the full article, visit California Employers Blog.