LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The Inland Empire Chamber alliance announces its support for legislation that provides relief to businesses from California's onerous independent contractors’ law and financial assistance for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses, who have felt the brunt of the economic slowdown, play a major role in California’s three trillion dollar economy. Businesses with less than 20 employees make up almost 90% of businesses and those with less than 100 employees represent 97.3% of all businesses in the state.


AB 25: Independent Contractors

AB 25 (Kiley) would restore the multi-factor test, otherwise known as the Borello test, for evaluating whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor. Thereby undoing the California Supreme Court decision to use the ABC test, which was enshrined into statute by AB 5. View: AB 25 Support Letter



AB 62: COVID-19 Compliance Tax Credit

AB 62 (Gray) would provide small and essential businesses with an income tax credit for the costs of complying with Cal/OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards. View: AB 62 Support Letter



SB 74: Small Business and Non-Profit Grants

SB 74 (Borgeas and Caballero) would invest $2.6 billion in grants to help small businesses and non-profits that have sustained financial losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It's an urgency measure that would take effect immediately upon approval. View: SB 74 Support Letter

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