Three Fullerton Chamber of Commerce and California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills have passed their house of origin, but two others failed in the Senate. Job killer” bills moving on to the next house mandate that all employers provide paid sick leave, make contracting entities liable for the contractor’s wage-and-hour violations, and tie the minimum wage to inflation.
Bills falling short of votes needed to pass the Senate would have significantly limited in-state energy development or increased corporate tax rates.
Paid Sick Leave
Moving from the Assembly to the Senate is AB 1522 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), which increases employer mandates by requiring all employers, large and small, to provide all employees in California with paid sick leave. AB 1522 also threatens employers with statutory penalties, as well as litigation for alleged violations.
In opposing AB 1522, the CalChamber notes that although many employers voluntarily offer sick leave for full-time employees, expanding that benefit to mandate paid sick leave for temporary, seasonal and part-time employees will create a huge burden on employers. The bill also creates a private right of action for employees and unions, thereby dramatically increasing an employer’s risk for legal fees and costs. The CalChamber has raised other concerns as …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce