San Diego Assemblywoman will be First Latina in More Than A Decade to Hold Leadership Post As Caucus Membership Swells to 27 Legislators

AB 5 Provides Relief to Underemployed Workers Who Seek More Hours on the Job

Select Committee on Women in the Workplace will examine gender disparities and impacts on financial stability

WHAT:  California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, will convene an informational hearing in San Jose, California examining the economic and personal effects of underemployment & scheduling, part-time work & the Silicon Valley economy, and impacts on female employees & families.

AB 2053 will eliminate redundant licensing procedures for existing clinics 

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, September 26, 2016) – A bill by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to streamline the process for expanding licensed primary care clinics was signed into law by the Governor today.

AB 2025 will improve education about labor standards for salon workers and owners

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, September 21, 2016) – Legislation by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to improve workplace conditions through labor law education in nail salons was signed into law by the Governor today.

AB 717 would have eliminated sales tax for disposable diapers

SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, September 13, 2016) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) responded today to the Governor’s veto of AB 717 to repeal California’s diaper tax.

AB 2121 Would Create Responsible Beverage Service Training Requirement for Anyone Serving Alcoholic Beverages

SAN DIEGO – (Wednesday, August 31, 2016) – Legislation by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to require all restaurant and bar employees who sell or serve alcoholic beverages to undergo Responsible Beverage Service training was approved by the Assembly on a bipartisan 56-11 vote today. It will now be submitted to the Governor.

AB 67 Would Guarantee Double Pay for Employees Working at Large Retailers on Thanksgiving Holiday

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, August 29, 2016) – The Double Pay on the Holiday Act, authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), which would require large retail employers to pay at least 2 times the regular rate of pay to any employee who sacrifices time with their families and friends in order to work on Thanksgiving, was approved by the State Senate today on a 22-14 vote. The bill now proceeds to the Assembly for concurrence.

AB 1066 would establish an 8-hour workday and 40-hour workweek standard for California farmworkers

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, August 29, 2016) – Legislation by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to establish equitable overtime standards for farmworkers in line with other Californians was approved on a bipartisan 44-32 vote by the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 1066 continues the effort begun earlier in 2016 by Gonzalez via AB 2757 and will now be submitted to the Governor.

Beginning in 2019, Assembly Bill 1066 would gradually phase in standards for farmworker overtime lowering the current 10-hour day level to the standard 8-hour day, and establishing for the first time a 40-hour standard workweek, over a four-year period. Beginning in 2019, the phase-in would be by annual half-hour-per-day increments until reaching eight hours, and annual five-hour-per-week increments until reaching 40 hours. Both final standards would be achieved in 2022. AB 1066 additionally authorizes the Governor to temporarily suspend a scheduled phase-in of overtime at any time until full implementation of phase-in overtime requirements or January 1, 2022, whichever comes first, if the Governor suspends minimum wage increases based on economic conditions.

Participants rallying in support of fair overtime rules for farmworkers contained in AB 1066

WHAT:  Legislators will join hundreds of farmworkers, representatives of the NAACP and United Farm Workers, and community allies to rally support for farmworkers seeking fair overtime through Assembly Bill 1066. Following conclusion of the rally, participants and supporters will meet with legislators about the importance of the legislation. AB 1066 was approved by the State Senate on Monday, August 22, and is expected to be considered by the Assembly during session later in the day Thursday.

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