News from the GCVCC Business Legislative Advocacy Committee:
Letter of Support:
The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed above are pleased to SUPPORT SB
657 (Ochoa Bogh). SB 657 will make it easier for telecommuting employees to receive required notices
from their employer.
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.