On April 16, 2021 Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 93, which requires employers in certain industries to offer laid-off employees due to COVID-19 all job positions that become available for which the employee is qualified. Employees included in the act are those who had (1) been employed for at least six months in the twelve months preceding January 1, 2021; (2) worked two hours or more per week for a covered employer; and (3) were most recently separated from employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e. due to a public health directive, shutdown order, lack of business, reduction of force, etc.).
Employers covered by the new law include hotels, private clubs, airport hospitality operations, airport service providers, and those who provide janitorial, building maintenance or security services to offices, retail establishments or other commercial buildings.
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