Correction: A previous version of this article erroneously stated in the title that SPSL was extended through 2023. AB 152 extends SPSL through Dec. 31, 2022.
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 152 extending COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) through the end of 2022. The bill will also provide relief to small businesses incurring the costs of of paying SPSL.  

With the swipe of a pen California joins Colorado and several other states in enacting pay transparency laws requiring employers to provide additional pay-related data to applicants and employees.

Set to take effect January 1, 2023, SB 1162 will require employers to disclose additional pay-related data, including providing pay ranges on job postings and to those employees who request such information.

IRVINE, CALIF. (Sept. 29, 2022) - Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of AB 2183 into law, Western Growers President and CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement:

“It is shameful that Governor Newsom invoked the name of Cesar Chavez in signing AB 2183. Instead of advancing the labor icon’s movement, as the Governor claimed, California has officially unraveled Chavez’s legacy, striking at the heart of his greatest political objective and accomplishment: the right of farmworkers to a state-supervised secret ballot election. 

Ann Donahue


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