New Labor Laws in California


LaborLawsThe Most Significant New Labor Laws in California

A number of these are laws with the greatest implications for most or all California employers:

  1. AB 1522 In 2014 the state passed the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014, which established mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) obligations for most California employers. The provisions of this new law went into effect on July 1, 2015. Since there are often fixes that have to be made to an original law of this scope, an urgency enactment was passed and became effective July 13, 2015. This included the following requirements:

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Southern Wines “Box of Love” 2015 is a huge success

BoxesofloveSouthern Wines “Box of Love” is a huge success. A special thank you to all our members that contributed to help the less fortunate have a happy Thanksgiving. Tom.

I just wanted to take a moment and thank  the Teamsters and their members at local 848 for the generous donation of $525.00 PLUS 10 Boxes of Love to join in our gracious giving of over 313 boxes this year to local organizations and needy families in the area.

We are humbled at your generous donation and on behalf of everyone at Southern Wine & Spirits, thank you kindly.



MV Transportation Ratifies First-Time Agreement

LogoCongratulation to our newest members from MV Transportation Thousand Oaks/Calabasas for successfully ratifying a new first-time contract that provides a great package for wage, pension, and other benefits including language. The Local would like to express its appreciation to the committee for their leadership and hard work, during negotiations and to all the members for being patient throughout this process.

Truckers’ Rest Breaks Make Highways Safer

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa makes St. Louis appearanceDriving a truck can be an arduous job. The hours are long and road congestion and bad weather can make travel gruel­ing. Thankfully, the state of Cal­ifornia recognized this long ago and enacted meal and rest break rules that help keep truckers alert behind the wheel.

The provisions are not burden­some. In fact, they apply to most of the state’s workforce. Under California law, a worker is enti­tled to a 30-minute meal break after five hours of work and a 10-minute rest break after every four hours worked. Meal breaks were enacted in 1916, while rest breaks were approved in 1932. Read the rest of this entry »

Recap of 8th Strike

12245322_1057652904285426_271352489_nVideo recap of 8th strike ~ Port, rail drivers, and warehouse workers come together at our nation’s largest ports and rail yards.

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