Friday, May 18, 2018

AB 2154 Provides Minimum Paid “Release Time” for Union Activities

On February 12, 2018, Assembly Member Rob Bonta introduced AB 2154. The proposed legislation standardizes and expands “release time” for employees engaging in union activities without loss of compensation. AB 2154 mandates that that an employer provide a “reasonable” number of employees paid time off in order to conduct union activities including: 1) investigating potential or existing grievances; 2) meeting and conferring on matters within the scope of representation; and 3) testifying before public agencies.