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California Worker-Friendly Bills Stay Alive at Mid-Year Deadline

May 31, 2019, 6:48 PM

California lawmakers advanced a raft of labor-backed bills designed to address the growing gig economy and expand leave available for workers.

The bills moved from their house of origin on largely party lines in the Democrat-controlled Assembly and Senate. They further push California’s employee-protective stance in the nation.

The state Assembly and Senate slammed through the bills to make the May 31 deadline to advance legislation from their house of origin. Bills that didn’t make it off the floor can’t be heard until next year, during the second of the state’s two-year legislative session. Lawmakers adjourned May 30 and return...

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