The final three bills were signed on September 30, hours before the midnight deadline:
AB 2674 by Assembly Labor & Employment Committee Chair
Sandré Swanson extends the current right of employees to inspect their personnel records to former employees, and clarifies that both employees and former employees not only have the right to inspect such records, but also to obtain copies - a key issue for employees with limited English or education and the objective of CCBA Resolution 08-01-2011, sponsored by the Orange County Bar Association. The bill is the product of several years of negotiation between labor and employer interests in the Legislature, and makes a number of additional refinements to the law relating to access to personnel records to make it work for all concerned and avoid the vetoes that plagued the concept in the past.
AB 2675, also by Assemblymember Swanson, is follow-up legislation to last-year's CCBA-sponsored AB 1396, a measure developed by delegate Michael Sohigian and sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association (CCBA Resolution 04-01-2009), which requires commission contracts to be in writing. This year's measure, developed to respond to concerns of the California New Car Dealers Association, clarifies that no new writing is required for temporary, variable incentive payments that increase, but do not decrease, commissions paid under the written contract.