On April 25, members of The SVO and staff visited Sacramento to advocate on behalf of the organization on multiple bills that would impact our members.
One bill we would like to highlight is AB 5, the Opportunity to Work Act. As you may be aware, AB 5 burdens small and large employers with a scheduling mandate that requires employers to offer additional hours of work to employees before hiring a new employee or contractor and exposes employers to multiple threats of costly litigation for technical violations that do not cause an employee any harm.
We learned a few days ago that only one week after our visit, AB 5 was tabled! This is a huge (temporary) win for us. We will keep you updated if anything changes.
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