Legislative Positions

SB 1186

August 31, 2012
SB 1186 requires that attorneys provide copies of demand letters alleging discrimination caused by violations of construction-related accessibility law by covered entities to the California State Bar for review, reduces money damages for incidences of disability discrimination by public accommodations that are currently commonly available under the Unruh Act, and prohibits attorneys and persons from making a prelitigation demand for money except in limited circumstances.

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The Government Code – Family and Medical Leave

August 1, 2012
Increases the circumstances under which an employee is entitled to protected leave pursuant to the Family Rights Act by (1) eliminating the age and dependency elements from the definition of "child," thereby permitting an employee to take protected leave to care for his or her independent adult child suffering from a serious health condition, (2) expanding the definition of "parent" to include an employee's parent-in-law, and (3) permitting an employee to also take leave to care for a seriously ill grandparent, sibling, grandchild, or domestic partner, as defined.

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