News from the GCVCC Business Legislative Advocacy Committee
Letter of Support:
The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed below are pleased to SUPPORT your AB 513 (Bigelow). AB 513 will make it easier for telecommuting employees to receive required notices from their employer and to receive their final paycheck without having to travel to their worksite.
During the current COVID-19 crisis, many employers have considered offering employees the opportunity to work from home in the midst of shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders. Where such telecommuting is possible, it allows employees to remain working and earning income, even during a pandemic or other disruption. With near-record unemployment, we should be doing everything possible to maximize opportunities for employers to allow telecommuting so that workers can continue to be employed and support themselves and their families.
These changes will be necessary even beyond the current pandemic. A recent survey of employers indicated that 52% will be offering telecommuting until the pandemic subsides, and 30% plan to allow employees to work remotely on an ongoing basis.