The Assembly Judiciary Committee today will consider two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killers, one dealing with disclosing pay data and the other about the legal standard for filing certain harassment/discrimination claims.
The committee will consider:
CalChamber has identified the bill as a job killer because it could create a false impression of wage discrimination or unequal pay where none exists and, therefore, subject employers to unfair public criticism, enforcement actions, and significant litigation costs to defend against likely meritless claims.
CalChamber is leading a large coalition opposing the bill and has raised the following additional concerns:
SB 1300 is a job killer because it creates a new private right of action for failure to prevent harassment or discrimination where no harassment or discrimination actually occurred and limits the use of nondisparagement agreements and general releases. These provisions will significantly increase litigation against California employers and limit their ability to invest in their workforce.
CalChamber is also leading a large coalition opposing SB 1300 because the bill:
SB 1284 and SB 1300 will be heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. CalChamber asks members to contact their Assembly representatives and members of the committee and urge them to oppose SB 1284 and SB 1300 as job killers.
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