• Santa Maria Valley Chamber Opposes AB 995

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber partnered with the California Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to OPPOSE AB 995, and identify it as a Job Killer bill. AB 995 would impose significant costs on small businesses by amending the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (the Act) to increase the number of paid sick days employers are required to provide from 3 days to 5 days, increase the cap that employers can place on paid sick days from 6 days to 10 days, and increase the number of paid sick days an employer can roll over to the next year from 3 days to 5 days. Those businesses that can afford to offer more than three days of sick leave are doing so, but not all businesses can absorb that cost right now.

    The letter written in opposition of AB 995 can be found here.