Family and Medical Leave in California

By October 17, 2007Health Care

More evidence of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pro-employer proclivities: He recognizes that government cannot keep adding new demands, new workplace rules, more, more, more, without companies saying, enough is enough, how does Utah look? From the Chronicle:

Saying that California’s family leave laws are already too confusing, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed two bills that would have expanded family leave to include care for ill siblings, in-laws and grandparents.

“While some expansion of existing law may have merit, these laws in combination are too expansive and also fail to recognize the need for reforms to current law,” Schwarzenegger wrote in a veto message shortly before his Oct. 14 deadline to act on bills from the 2007 legislative session.

The Governor’s veto message on AB 537 is here in .pdf format. The Senate bill was SB 727. We don’t immediately find the veto message.

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