Thursday, September 15, 2011

MCAA Legislative Action Alert: Letters Needed to Urge California Governor to Veto Job Killing IC Bill


REMINDER - YOUR VETO LETTER IS NEEDED NOW TO STOP JOBS KILLING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR BILL IN CALIFORNIA

Last week, the California Legislature passed SB 459 which would penalize and impose severe financial penalties (up to $25,00 per violation) against any company that “willfully misclassifies” any individual as an independent contractor.  Furthermore SB 459 requires an employer who has been found to have willfully misclassified an individual to: post a notice on the company website stating that the employer has committed a serious violation of the law. The bill does nothing to clarify the definition of who qualifies for independent contractor status.



Attached are letters urging Governor Brown to veto SB 459 – one for in-state and the second for the anyone outside the state of California. MCAA’s California lobbyist Chris Micheli working with a coalition of business interests were able to get several key modifications made to the bill before passage but given the political makeup of the state Assembly this is still a very bad bill.  We need each MCAA member company to send a letter urging a veto of this job killing bill.

Here’s how to do it:  Use one of the attached templates filling in your personal information on your company letterhead. Sign it and then scan it in and email to cmicheli@apreamicheli.com.  Mr
. Micheli will then hand deliver our letters to the Governor’s office next week. Please act today to save jobs in California.

Post courtesy of Messenger Courier Association of America (MCAA)
 
CLICK BELOW FOR THE LETTERS:


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