Home Care Group Fights Calif. Union Contact Disclosure Law

Law360 (July 9, 2019, 7:45 PM EDT) -- A newly effective California law letting unions request home care aides’ contact information is illegal because it infringes on territory covered by federal labor law, a business group has alleged in a new suit challenging the law.

The Home Care Association of America’s July 3 suit alleges A.B. 2455 is blocked by the National Labor Relations Act under the so-called Garmon and Machinists preemption doctrines. These doctrines bar states from regulating activity falling under the National Labor Relations Board’s jurisdiction and from wading into areas Congress explicitly left unregulated, respectively.

“The new state law invades the privacy of home care employees...

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