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  California Metals Coalition (CMC)

James Simonelli - Executive Director -  California Metals Coalition (CMC)













JAMES SIMONELLI
Executive Director

The California Metals Coalition (CMC) supports PAGA reform. AB 1506, which was signed into law in October 2015 by Governor Brown, provides 33 days to cure a violation, but is limited to pay stubs issued to employees. California recognizes the problem of frivolous PAGA lawsuits, and now needs to take the steps to bring balance to the issue.

California’s PAGA law exposes even the best, well-intentioned employers to multi-million dollar lawsuits. The fact that employers are being sued for accommodating an employee’s request to take a shorter lunch so they can pick up their child from school, or adjust a break period to be with family, or work extra hours to accommodate a college class is not fair to the employee…or employer. California companies need to be educated about these laws and PAGA reform needs to give them the opportunity to avoid or correct a violation.

In 1972, a handful of California metal working businesses came together and created a state-specific organization designed to represent California’s metal industry. The founding objective of the organization was to establish a unified voice for proactive metal working businesses when engaging California’s government on rulemaking and proposed laws. The original name of the organization was the California Cast Metals Association (1972-2003). Today the California Metals Coalition is a full-service trade association. But CMC is still anchored by its founding purpose, which is to represent metal working companies at the state, regional, and local level.

http://www.metalscoalition.com


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