In California, a new bill regarding employment practices has gone into effect. Senate Bill No. 93 was approved on April 16, 2021 and requires employers to offer information about newly available job positions to former employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 93 went into effect immediately and is effective until December 31, 2024.
SB 93 requires employers to keep records of communication and hiring offers for 3 years, and requires that an employer who declines to re-hire a laid-off employee and instead hires a new employee provide the laid-off employee a written notice with reasoning behind the decision within 30 days.
The bill prohibits employers from taking adverse action against laid-off employees for seeking to enforce their rights under these provisions.
For more information about the bill and how the terms of the bill are defined, visit the bill information site.