Burke Public Law Update: New Rules for Campaign Contributions, Sick Leave and Workers’ Comp

Important changes have been made to campaign contribution disclosure requirements for local government officials, as well as California paid sick leave and workers’ compensation claims. These changes were discussed in the latest Burke Public Law Legal Update from the experts at Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

SB 1439: New Rules on Campaign Contribution Disclosure

By Burke Partner Chad W. Herrington  

Senate Bill 1439 will make substantial changes to the Levine Act, primarily in the area of local governmental officials’ ability to accept campaign donations from both parties and participants in hearings and decisions regarding licenses, permits, and entitlements for use. SB 1439 became effective on January 1, 2023. While its changes are relatively straightforward, the bill was unclear as to the effect of campaign donations received in the 2022 election cycle.  Read more.

AB 1041: Amends the California Family Rights Act (CFRA)

By Burke Partner Charles O. Zuver

AB 1041, the California legislature amended Government Code section 12945.2 (California Family Rights Act (CFRA)) and Labor Code section 245.5 (Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014) to expand the definition of persons an eligible employee of covered employers may take unpaid CFRA family and medical leave and to take California Paid Sick Leave. Read more.

AB 1751: Adds COVID-19 as Workers' Compensation Injury

By Burke Partner Charles O. Zuver

AB 1751 extends the COVID-19 protections set forth in Labor Code Sections 3212.86-88) until January 1, 2024. More specifically, the new law extends the Workers’ Compensation rebuttable presumption that an employee’s illness or death related to COVID-19 was due to an outbreak at work and therefore is an occupational injury and eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if specified criteria are met. Read more.

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