On October 7, 2019, the Governor approved Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1353, which effective January 1, 2020, reduces the maximum length of a classified probationary employee from one year to six months or 130 days of paid service, whichever is longer.
To the extent that the classified employee probationary period specified in an existing collective bargaining agreement is greater than six months or 130 days of paid service, AB 1353 does not apply until the expiration or renewal of the collective bargaining agreement.
For your convenience, a copy of AB 1353 is included with this Legal Update.
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Legal Update written by Carl D. Corbin, General Counsel.
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 AB 1353 revises Education Code § 45113.