News from the GCVCC Legislative Committee
AB 995 OPPOSE (Gonzalez), which has been labeled as a JOB KILLER. AB 995 would impose significant costs on small businesses by amending the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (the Act) to increase the number of paid sick days employers are required to provide from 3 days to 5 days, increase the cap that employers can place on paid sick days from 6 days to 10 days, and increase the number of paid sick days an employer can roll over to the next year from 3 days to 5 days. Those businesses that can afford to offer more than three days of sick leave are doing so, but not all businesses can absorb that cost right now. This is especially true given that Governor Newsom just signed SB 95, which imposes a burdensome new 80-hour COVID-19 related leave requirement that is retroactive to January 1st. Businesses struggling to keep their doors
open or hire back employees who were laid off due to COVID-19 closures need relief from this seemingly endless increase in leave mandates.