Sep 22, 2015
Double-Bagged: Governor Signs Second Piece of Grocery Worker Retention Law
Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 897, a “clean up” bill he requested to address an omission in AB 359, which Governor Brown had signed into law on August 17, 2015. This legislation, effective January 1, 2016, will require a successor grocery employer to retain eligible workers for a 90-day transitional period and, upon completion of that period, will require the successor grocery employer to consider offering continued employment to those workers. The new law will apply to retail stores in California that are over 15,000 square feet in size (your typical supermarket is 45,000 square feet) and that sell primarily household foodstuffs for offsite consumption.
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