AB 1522 – Employee Paid Sick Leave (CC)

On September 10, 2014, the Governor signed AB 1522 which added California Labor Code §§ 245 through 248.5 and amended Labor Code § 2810.5. Effective July 1, 2015, AB 1522 requires that all employers, including school districts, community college districts and county offices of education, provide at least 24 hours or 3 days of paid sick leave per year to employees who work for 30 or more days in a school or calendar year. The paid sick leave will accrue at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked and the employees will be entitled to begin using the sick leave after the 90th day of employment.

Important New Labor Compliance Procedures (K-12)

SB 854 was signed into law on June 20, 2014. This legislation significantly changes the procedures governing the enforcement of prevailing wage requirements for all public works projects in California, including all school district projects.

CalSTRS Retroactive Election Program (K-12)

As you recall, in November, 2013, CalSTRS offered certain CalSTRS members the option of filing retroactive election forms allowing them to remain in CalSTRS. The retroactive (or “amnesty”) election program applies to persons who were in a position where they clearly performed creditable CalSTRS service but subsequently moved to a position where their service may not be creditable, and no election to remain in CalSTRS was filed.

AB 1522 – Employee Paid Sick Leave (K-12)

On September 10, 2014, the Governor signed AB 1522 which added California Labor Code §§ 245 through 248.5 and amended Labor Code § 2810.5. Effective July 1, 2015, AB 1522 requires that all employers, including school districts, community college districts and county offices of education, provide at least 24 hours or 3 days of paid sick leave per year to employees who work for 30 or more days in a school or calendar year. The paid sick leave will accrue at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked and the employees will be entitled to begin using the sick leave after the 90th day of employment.

Important New Labor Compliance Procedures (CCD)

SB 854 was signed into law on June 20, 2014. This legislation significantly changes the procedures governing the enforcement of prevailing wage requirements for all public works projects in California, including all college district projects.

CalSTRS Retroactive Election Program (CCD)

As you recall, in November, 2013, CalSTRS offered certain CalSTRS members the option of filing retroactive election forms allowing them to remain in CalSTRS. The retroactive (or “amnesty”) election program applies to persons who were in a position where they clearly performed creditable CalSTRS service but subsequently moved to a position where their service may not be creditable, and no election to remain in CalSTRS was filed.

Online Pupil Information

The California Legislature recently enacted three new laws, Assembly Bill 1442 , Assembly Bill 1584 and Senate Bill 1177 , which will address the online privacy of pupil information. Assembly Bills 1442 and 1584 will become effective on January 1, 2015 and Senate Bill 1177 will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – Abusive Conduct (K-12)

Existing law requires that districts provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment prevention to all supervisory employees (including members of the governing board who have the ultimate power to discipline employees up to and including termination) within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position and then at least every two years thereafter.

AB 44 – Subcontractor Licensing Information Required on Bid Documents (CC)

Effective July 1, 2014, California law requires that all bidders on public works projects disclose the name, location, and California contractor license number for each subcontractor who will perform in excess of one half (1/2) of one percent (1%) of the work. See Public Contract Code §4104.

2014-15 Annual Parent Notice

Consistent with Education Code section 48980 and other state and federal laws which require districts to annually notify students, parents, and guardians of their legal rights and responsibilities, attached is a form Annual Notice to Parents appropriate for use for the 2014-2015 school year.