October 25, 2021

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October 25, 2021

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California Passes Legislation Requiring Continued Health Benefits for Striking Public Employees

Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 237 (AB 237), which prohibits California public employers from discontinuing employer contributions for health care or other medical coverage for employees who, during the duration of an authorized strike, fall below the minimum hours worked to qualify for employee health care coverage.

The bill expressly provides that it is an unfair practice for covered public employers to:

  • Fail or refuse to maintain and pay for continued health care or other medical coverage for an enrolled employee or their enrolled dependents, for the duration of an authorized strike.

  • Fail to collect and remit the employee’s contributions to health care coverage.

This legislation goes into effect on January 1, 2022.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2021National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 284
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Sally Trung Nguyen is of counsel in the Silicon Valley, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Sally has a special affinity in representing clients in labor and employment law matters. She regularly advises and counsels management on employment law compliance and best employment practices. In recognizing that litigation arising from employment disputes cannot always be prevented and that clients’ needs vary, Sally strives to provide advice that is specifically tailored to each client’s circumstances and priorities to help them overcome potential challenges...

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