News from the GCVCC Legislative Advocacy Committee
The GCVCC opposes SB 850, which would require an employer to provide modification pay to workers when it changes an employee’s schedule passed a certain date, and open the employer to civil action under the Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) for noncompliance. While we are supportive to the underlying goal of providing greater notice for employees, this bill’s provisions would ultimately hurt employers and employees.
GCVCC Legislative Team: This bill is impractical, punitive, and ultimately will hurt the employees it is trying to help. SB 850 requires all employers who sell food or merchandise to basically provide a 28-day notice of an employee’s schedule. Specifically, SB 850 requires a 21-day work schedule that must be given to an employee no fewer than 7 days in advance before the first shift. It removes flexibility of scheduling for both employee and employer. It also puts restaurant owners at a severe disadvantage when it comes to their ability to book large groups, the kind of groups that often deliver sizable tips to employees.