***ACTION NEEDED*** OPPOSE UNFAIR LIEN BILL

Two labor-backed bills that could place pull your business into labor disputes that you have nothing to do with, will be heard in the Senate next week.  We vociferously oppose both bills and are asking you to call legislators on the committee to explain why these bills would harm your business and the economy of the state.

AB 2416 (Stone; D-Scotts Valley) Unproven Wage Liens.  This bill creates a dangerous and unfair precedent in the wage and hour arena by allowing employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, or property where work was performed, based upon alleged yet unproven wage claims.

At the CCRES two weeks ago there was a lot of confusion within the Legislature about what the bill actually does, how it is different from a Mechanic’s Lien, and what the transactional impact is.  Here are some materials that will help answer some of those questions:

***ACTION NEEDED*** The bill will be heard on Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Please call any member with which you have a relationship with and/or have property in that district, and let them know how this bill will negatively impact your ability to provide jobs once you are targeted by advocates using this law as a leverage point in negotiations.

The bill was heard in committee last week but no vote was taken.  It will be heard again next week – potentially twice if we don’t stop it – in the following committees:

6/24/14 Senate Judiciary Committee

6/25/14 Senate Labor and Industrial Relations – Special Order of Business.

Click on the committee names for a list of members.  Please call and or write members.

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