The California Legislature is considering two bills that would create more burden and exposure to employers in the State. One bill, AB 2416, would allow employees to place a wage lien on property owned by the employer for wages, penalties, interest and the cost of the lien. The lien could even be placed on the employer’s private home if the work performed benefited the employer’s household.

Another bill, AB 1897, proposes to hold innocent third-party businesses liable for the employment obligations of another employer. For example, employers could be responsible for wage and hour claims by the employee of a sub-contractor.

It is difficult enough to be an employer in California, and California legislators are trying to make it worse. We will keep you updated if either of these bills pass.

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