Employment

Legislation

State bills about Employment Rights

 

AB 365 - State civil service: examination and hiring processes
DRC Support - Request for Signature

Historically working age people with disabilities are among the most unemployed and underemployed members of society. Even though there have been major civil rights advancements, like the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the state Disabled Persons Act, people with disabilities are underrepresented in state civil service. 

AB 365 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 365 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 1019 - Apprenticeship: developmentally disabled persons
DRC Support

This bill would add to the ex officio members of the committee the Director of Rehabilitation and the executive director of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. The bill would require the committee to create a subcommittee to address apprenticeship for the disabled community.

AB 1019 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 1019 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 135 - Paid family leave
DRC Support

California has led the nation in family leave policies and our laws have worked to better the state. SB 135 improves on existing law by broadening the categories of people eligible to receive paid leave and by broadening the categories of people who may receive care by an employee on paid family leave.

SB 135 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 135 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 333 - Whistleblower protection: county patients’ rights advocates
DRC Support - Request for Signature

This bill would extend whistleblower and non-retaliation protections in current law to county patients' rights advocates appointed or under contract to provide services relating to mental health advocacy, and it would apply the protections against local contracting agencies.

AB 333 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 333 Position Letter (rtf)