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California: Changes to the State’s private attorney general act for construction workers subject to collective bargaining agreements go into effect

January 1, 2019

On September 19, 2018, Gov. Brown signed Assembly Bill 1654. The new law creates an exception to the state’s Labor Code Private Attorney General Act (CA Labor Code 2698 – 2699.6) for construction workers who are subject to collective bargaining agreements in effect any time before January 1, 2025, that contain, among others provisions, a grievance and binding arbitration procedure to redress violations. The new law authorizes the exception until the collective bargaining agreement expires or until January 1, 2028, whichever is earlier, and would repeal the bill’s provisions on January 1, 2028.


January 1, 2019
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