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Governor signs bill for workers displaced by COVID-19 pandemic 

Gov. Gavin Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that he has signed legislation to create a statewide policy for the rehiring of workers laid-off by the pandemic, bolstering the state’s efforts to ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic.

SB 93 requires employers in the hospitality and business services industries, including hotels, airports, and large event centers, to offer new positions to qualified former employees laid off due to COVID-19 within five business days, through 2024.

“As we progress toward fully reopening our economy, it is important we maintain our focus on equity,” said Governor Newsom. “SB 93 keeps us moving in the right direction by assuring hospitality and other workers displaced by the pandemic are prioritized to return to their workplace.”

The bill is the result of continued conversations with the Legislature to advance the goals of last year’s AB 3216.

Governor Newsom also announced that he has signed the following bill today:

SB 86 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – Public social services.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov

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