Nicole Rice

Double Pay on Thanksgiving, take 2

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Dec. 4, 2015

The debate over whether employers must provide double pay to those working on Thanksgiving will again take center stage when the Legislature reconvenes next year.  The previous attempt to move AB 67 by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) stalled on the Assembly Floor earlier this year, due to a lack of support from moderate Democrats. It has now been reported that the author plans to narrow the scope of the bill. While no language has been presented reflecting her intended changes, we anticipate it will be limited to retail establishments with 500 or more employees in the State.

CMTA opposed AB 67 because it placed an unnecessary restriction on manufacturers that erodes the flexibility we need to balance the dynamic nature of our operations with the life choices of our employees. 

We will continue to monitor the developments of this legislation and offer our analysis through the applicable CMTA policy committee.

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