A bill carried on behalf of SEIU by Assemblymember Jose Solario (D-Santa Ana) that forces employers to hire certain employees when the ownership or management of a building changes hands, was heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, May 4, and sent to that committee’s “Suspense File” due to costs to the state.
AB 350 (Solorio) expands the “Displaced Janitor Opportunity Act” from the current 60 to 90 days, and expands the covered job types to security guards, landscapers, cafeteria workers, window washers, and other “building service employees.” The bill forces employers to hire certain individuals and purposefully seeks to undermine the at-will employment presumption in California to enable/ensure union representation, despite any change in employers.
This bill is a basic attack on your right to hire employees and contractors, and will add to the negative business climate in this state.
Businesses around the state are communicating with Legislators in an attempt to keep the bill “held” in the Appropriations committee. We agree there is a cost to the state and believe that will be magnified many times over if this policy is applied to all private buildings.
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