News from the Business Legislative Committee
AB 1041 OPPOSE: The GCVCC opposes AB 1041 since it will significantly expand the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and paid sick leave, to allow an employee to take protected and/or paid time off to care
for anyone who the employee is related to by blood or who has a relationship to the employee that is “equivalent of a family relationship.” The existing provisions of CFRA are already challenging, confusing,
and burdensome, and small employers who are struggling as a result of this pandemic are overwhelmed by the current law. Additionally, existing paid sick leave laws are difficult to administer. Expanding both of
these laws as proposed under AB 1041, will simply expedite the shutdown of more small businesses in California and further expose employers to unnecessary costs and more litigation.