California Approves Bereavement Leave

 California Governor Gavin Newson has approved and signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1949, an amendment to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) that will take effect on January 1, 2023. AB 1949 now requires covered California employers to provide eligible employees with five days of unpaid bereavement leave for the death of a qualifying family member. 

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Biden NLRB Rules Employers Cannot Limit Union Insignia Without Good Reason

In what has become an all too familiar practice of overruling and reinstating precedent based on the political party in control of the Executive Branch, last week, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) reinstated the test that applies when analyzing whether an employer’s dress code or uniform policy interferes with employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act.  In Tesla Inc., 370 NLRB No. 131 (Aug. 29, 2022), at issue was an employer policy requiring employees to wear a designated uniform in its production facility and prohibiting employees from wearing any unauthorized clothing, including tee shirts with union insignia.

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BSIS Seeks Subject Matter Experts for Development Workshops, QM Exam Prep

The Bureau is looking for new Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) within the private security, private investigator, alarm, collateral recovery, and locksmith industries. As an expert, you will have the opportunity to contribute to your profession by assisting the Bureau in its Occupational Analysis and Exam Development processes.

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Newsom Signs New Legislation

Governor Newsom just signed new legislation amending B & P Code Section 17602 dealing with “Automatic Renewals.”  The section was originally added a few years ago and provided certain conditions if the contract automatically renewed for a period in excess of thirty (30) days.  Much has previously been written about the section.    

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Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Becomes Effective on October 24, 2021 for Multiple States/Area Codes
988 Becomes Available Nationwide on July 16, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted “988” as a new 3-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Wireless customers may dial either 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach the Lifeline now. Landline customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach…

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