Direct Governor Brown on Legislation by October 15
October 15 is the last day to provide feedback to Governor Jerry Brown regarding the following bills. If signed into law, the following bills may affect you and your business. Let Governor Brown know before October 15 how these will affect your business.
AB 450 (Chiu D) Employment Regulation: immigration worksite enforcement actions. Would impose various requirements on public and private employers with regard to federal immigration agency immigration worksite enforcement actions. Except as otherwise required by federal law, the bill would prohibit an employer or other person acting on the employer’s behalf from providing voluntary consent to an immigration enforcement agent to enter nonpublic areas of a place of labor unless the agent provides a judicial warrant, except as specified. Except as required by federal law,
The bill would prohibit an employer or other person acting on the employer’s behalf from providing voluntary consent to an immigration enforcement agent to access, review, or obtain the employer’s employee records without a subpoena or court order, subject to a specified exception.
CLCA has changed their position from Oppose 3, which is the lightest of oppositions, to neutral stance hoping Gov. Brown will veto. Your communication to him may help him make that decision. At this time the state as a whole is working to position itself as a sanctuary state.
AB 1701 (Thurmond D) Labor-related liabilities: original contractor. This bill would, for all contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2018, require a direct contractor, as defined, making or taking a contract in the state for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of a building, structure, or other work, to assume, and be liable for, specified debt owed to a wage claimant that is incurred by a subcontractor, at any tier, acting under, by, or for the direct contractor for the wage claimant’s performance of labor included in the subject of the original contract.
CLCA has changed its position from Oppose 2 level, where we respond in kind with other business organizations to oppose a bill, to an Oppose 1, where our lobbyist, Maria Garcia of Greenburg Traurig, will join in an outreach personally to the governor with the Department of Finance to request veto.
SB 63 (Jackson D) Unlawful employment practice: parental leave. Would prohibit an employer, as defined, from refusing to allow an employee with more than 12 months of service with the employer, who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, and who works at a worksite in which the employer employs at least 20 employees within 75 miles, to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement. The bill would also prohibit an employer from refusing to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan for an employee who takes this leave.
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CLCA's Water Management Certification Program Receives Recognition
CLCA’s Water Management Certification Program has received a prestigious “Power of A” Silver Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
The national awards, the association industry’s highest honor, recognize a select number of organizations annually for programs that have a positive impact.
The Water Management Certification Program, which launched in 2007, is the only performance-based certification program dedicated to saving California’s most precious resource: water.
ASAE created the Power of A Awards to showcase how associations leverage their unique resources to solve problems, advance industry/professional performance, kickstart innovation and improve world conditions.
Green industry professionals earn certification by passing a written exam and a year-long performance test that compares actual use to an ideal, site-specific water budget. Participants say the program provides added value to their clients and is a tangible way to promote sustainability and water efficiency. Site owners appreciate seeing the reduction in water usage while enjoying the benefits that come with lush and beautiful landscapes.
The need to use our state’s water wisely is all too real. Landscapes are more than pretty plants and trees. Instead, landscapes combat pollution, cool the environment, reduce noise and improve our quality of life. Wise water use via our Water Management Certification Program helps save billions of gallons of water while keeping California’s landscapes beautiful.
Since 2012, program participants have saved over 10.5 billion gallons of water -- enough water to fulfill the water needs of every resident of Oakland, California (the state’s eighth largest city) for an entire year, or to fill 16,168 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Welcome to Our New Members
Stacy Lajoie (661) 410-6088
Jac’s Landscape Maint., Bakersfield
Founded in August 2015, the Partners of JACS have decades of individual experience and knowledge. With experience in the weed abatement and pest management industry, JACS received their State Business License through the Department of Pesticide Regulations and is qualified to provide Industrial, Commercial and Residential Landscape Maintenance, Aquatics and Right-of-Way services.
Jose Luis Vera-Gervacio (661) 487-6565
Arroyo Grande Landscaping, Inc., Arvin
Arroyo Grande Landscaping, located in Arvin, provides every aspect of landscape design and maintenance. The landscape team is committed to ensuring that every aspect of a property meets expectations.
Steve Sexton (559) 341-5158
Noel Madrid (661) 932-0238
Synagro Technologies, Taft, CA
Synagro is the country’s preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services since 1986. Synagro has built a reputation as a trusted provider of breakthrough, cost-effective solutions for biosolids and residuals management needs.
They sell highly-effective, environmentally-friendly products for home, horticultural, agricultural and other uses and offer lime, micro-lime, compost, fertilizer pellets and renewable fuel, all produced from biosolids and residuals solutions.