California Governor Brown Signs SB 306 Related to Retaliation Featured

  10 October 2017

California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed into law, SB 306.

The new legislation authorizes an employee or the Labor Commissioner to obtain a temporary restraining order prohibiting an employer from terminating an employee, if an allegation of retaliation is made, before completing an investigation. Existing law prohibits an employer from discharging or otherwise discriminating, retaliating, or taking any adverse action against any employee or applicant for employment because the employee or applicant engaged in specified protected conduct. Existing law also provides that an aggrieved employee or applicant may be entitled to reinstatement or employment and reimbursement for lost wages and work benefits caused by acts of the employer.  Read more here.