Skip to comments.New California Employment Laws for 2014: What Your Business Needs to Know
Posted on 12/31/2013 6:37:07 AM PST by gortklattu
AB 1387 increases the bond requirement for car wash establishments from $15,000 to $150,000, with a specific exemption for employers with a collective bargaining agreement in place that provides for wages, hours of work, working conditions and "an expeditious process to resolve disputes concerning nonpayment of wages."
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Flee KaliPornia. It is dead and rotting.
what your business needs to know in California is the roads run both ways, take the right hand lanes to the east.
Those employees with a collective bargaining agreement don’t have to worry about the car wash owner refusing to pay their wages. Makes sense to me. The bond is to make sure payroll is covered. If the labor board has to step in, there will be a bond in place to make sure the contract with a non represented employee is honored.
Those employees with a collective bargaining agreement dont have to worry about the car wash owner refusing to pay their wages. Makes sense to me.
I don’t see how that agreement makes a owner pay wages.
Protections in California Based on Immigration Status
An additional aspect of AB 263 (discussed above) is its prohibition of “unfair immigration-related practices” when an employee asserts any rights protected by the California Labor Code or by any local ordinance applicable to employees. “Unfair immigration-related practices” include: (1) requesting more or different documentation than is sufficient under federal law governing employment verification, or refusing to honor such documents that on their face reasonably appear to be genuine, (2) misusing the E-Verify system, (3) threatening to file or the filing of a false police report, and (4) threatening to contact or contacting immigration authorities. Significantly, AB 263 creates a private right of action and provides for recovery of attorneys’ fees by a prevailing employee or other person “who is the subject of an unfair immigration-document practice.”
About the only thing Cali has left going for it is a nice moderate climate and beautiful natural areas. Looks like everything just sucks.
I know someone who owns a car wash in SF.
Makes enough $$$ to keep herself sustained but thats about it.
If it is a union car wash the employees have protection from car wash owners that have obviously been a problem when it comes to stiffing their employees. The increased bond amount should tell us there is that kind of a problem. I don’t think the increased requirement came out of thin air. It certainly is not enough to propel car washes to become unionized so that notion falls flat on logic.