LOCAL MANUFACTURERS’ DISCUSSED POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF NEWLY SIGNED LAW ON INDUSTRY AT INLAND EMPIRE MANUFACTURERS’ COUNCIL MEETING
Fontana, CA. September 10, 2014– Details of the newly passed A.B. 1522 bill (Gonzalez) mandating paid sick leave for millions of California employees was the topic of discussion at the September10th general meeting of the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE), hosted by California Steel Industries, Inc. in Fontana. The bill was signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown and will be effective July 1, 2015.
A.B. 1522 creates the Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act of 2014, and requires employers to provide one hour of accrued sick pay to employees for every 30 hours worked, for a minimum of three days per year. California is the second state in the nation to mandate employers to provide paid sick leave.
Guest speaker Joe Ortiz, a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP, a Labor and Employment practice in Riverside, led the discussion which included about 40 local manufacturers and educators. Ortiz recently taught employment law as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Riverside extension program and consults with employers for a variety of legal services and issues.
The general meetings of the MCIE are held bi-monthly at manufacturing facilities around the Inland Empire. The MCIE partners with manufacturers, education and employment and training agencies, and individuals interested in furthering the cause of manufacturing to support a stable economy in the Inland Empire. Other events and resources are offered by the MCIE and the organizations’ partners. All supporters of the manufacturing industry are welcome to attend.
To learn more about the MCIE, including upcoming events, training classes, membership and more go to www.mfgcouncilie.com