Calif. Assembly Rejects Medi-Cal Fine On Big Employers

Law360, San Diego (July 1, 2013, 11:07 PM EDT) -- A measure that would require California’s largest employers to pay a penalty if their workers are enrolled in the state’s Medi-Cal program failed to clear the state Assembly on Thursday after business advocates argued the bill would encourage lawsuits and threaten access to part-time work.

In a 46-27 vote, the state Assembly floor refused to pass A.B. 880, a measure carried by state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, aimed at requiring companies with at least 500 employees to pay an “employer responsibility penalty” if their employees...
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