Two labor-backed bills that could place pull your business into labor disputes that you have nothing to do with, have been moving quickly and we need your help. We oppose both bills and are strongly urging all of our members to get engaged locally on these measures. Make sure your members know about them and reach out to local legislative offices to explain how they would impact your operations. If you have not received an advocacy packet directly from us or from your local chapter/association, please let us know:

AB 2416 (Stone; D-Scotts Valley) Unproven Wage Liens.  This bill creates a dangerous and unfair precedent in the wage and hour arena by allowing employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, or property where work was performed, based upon alleged yet unproven wage claims. The bill is on the Senate Suspense file and will move to the Senate Floor next week.

AB 1897 (Hernandez; D-West Covina) Labor Contracting; Client Liability.  This bill would force one company to essentially insure the wage and hour obligations, workers’ compensation coverage, and occupational health and safety duties of a separate employer’s employees, which will discourage the use of contractors and their employees. The bill is on the Senate Suspense file and will move to the Senate Floor next week.

The CalChamber has identified both bills as “Job Killers,” and a large coalition of business groups are marshalling forces in Sacramento to educate legislators about negative impacts of these bills. But we need your help locally.

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