Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 1978 (Gonzales; D-Los Angeles) that establishes various requirements for the janitorial industry, including a registration requirement and protections against workplace sexual violence and harassment.  Here is a link to the full text of the bill SB 1978, as signed into law. Our industry had concerns with early versions of the bill which we worked with the author to address and ultimately remained neutral.  We recommend consulting closely with your janitorial and labor experts to understand the requirements and impact on your particular building.

Here is a story from the Sacramento Bee that goes into some of the political details and policy discussions.

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