California Advocacy: Oppose AB 701 (Gonzalez)

AB 701 (Gonzalez) recently passed the California Assembly is now under consideration in the Senate. AB 701 is a damaging piece of legislation that will harm warehouse employers across California without providing real benefits to safety for employees. The bill will lead to litigation based on vague standards, creates a never-ending presumption of retaliation, and creates a duplicative regulation on an area Cal/OSHA has already covered. As we start to emerge from the uncertainty of the pandemic, we are concerned that this legislation would create new ambiguities and unnecessary challenges for you all to navigate. We believe that the state already has the enforcement tools and guidance available to protect worker safety without imposing additional burdens on employers. As this bill moves to the California State Senate, GCCA encourages you to take action and make sure your State Senator knows YOU oppose this legislation.