AB 1999, AB 2039 Expand Types of Leave, Add Significant Burdens for Employers
(August 3, 2012) This CalChamber News segment discusses “job killer" bills AB 1999 (Brownley; D-Santa Monica) and AB 2039 (Swanson; D-Alameda). The bills would add significant burdens for California employers by expanding the types of leaves and circumstances under which protected leave can be taken on top of the myriad of existing leave programs.
“When you look at the cumulative impact of all the leave programs have on employers, it is significant," said Jennifer Barrera, CalChamber Policy Advocate and employment law expert.
“It adds up to an overwhelming burden on business owners."
In the video, CalChamber President and CEO Zaremberg also discusses the competitive disadvantage the additional proposed leave programs would have on California companies. “These kinds of situations don’t exist anywhere else in the country. When you have increased exposure to liability you think twice before you invest in California," Zaremberg said.