In another example of how difficult it is to kill bad ideas in the State Capitol – and an example of how persistent and effective some advocacy groups are — a bill that has previously died several times this legislative session, has been revived once again by a renewed push by union groups.

AB 2416 (Stone; D-Scotts Valley) would cripple California businesses by allowing any employee, governmental agency, or anyone “authorized by the employee to act on the employee’s behalf” to file super priority liens on an employer’s real property or any property where an employee “performed work” for an alleged, yet unproven, wage claim.  This bill would essentially destroy commercial and personal real estate in this state as AB 2416 would allow a wage lien to take precedence over almost all other liens or judgments.

The CalChamber has identified the bill a “Job Killer,” and a large coalition of business groups are marshalling our forces in Sacramento to educate legislators about negative impacts of this measure.

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