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2021 Employee-Employer Legislation

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1 2021 EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE LEGISLATION AB 25 (Kiley): Repeals AB 5 regarding Independent Contractors AB 53 (Low): Adds the statewide general election to the list of state holidays and require school districts and community colleges to close. AB 55 (Boerner Horvath): Placeholder for a bill on telecommuting. AB 58 (Salas): Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, requires LEAs to provide suicide awareness and prevention training to teachers on annual basis. AB 86 (Ting): COVID-19 relief and school reopening, reporting, and public health requirements. AB 95 (Low): Extends bereavement leave to allow for up to ten days off, unpaid. AB 104 (Gonzalez): Comprehensive learning recovery bill. AB 231 (Nguyen): Allows for another exemption from AB 5 for licensed manicurists. AB 237 (Gray): Requires public employers to provide health care and medical coverage during a strike. AB 289 (Calderon): Requires a devised identification system, developed to adopt or terminate a merit district system, ensure of ballot secrecy and prohibits a district employee from making any marks on the ballot; requires one member of the tabulations committee to be a classified employee; and if the district expresses opposition to the formation of a merit district, the exclusive representative must be provided equal time. AB 312 (Seyarto): Exempts CBEST requirement for a teacher candidate who scored a B or better in qualifying coursework. AB 320 (Medina): Clarifies the definition of a regionally accredited teacher preparation program and allows a teacher candidate to demonstrate subject matter competence through coursework or a combination of methods authorized by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. AB 388 (Medina): Expands permanent status for certificated employees after 2- year probationary period for any size LEA and regional occupational programs. AB 399 (Salas): Makes unnecessary, costly changes to the workers compensation system including rules pertaining to medical provider networks, utilization review, and independent medical review.

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