Action Alert

Express Your Opposition to "Just Cause Termination" Ordinances

March 26, 2020 11:00 am
by L.A. Area Chamber

ACTION

We urge you to immediately contact the Los Angeles City Council to express your opposition to this “Right of Recall” ordinance and raise concerns with the “Worker Retention Ordinance.”

BACKGROUND

The Los Angeles City Council will vote on a large range of motions during their Emergency City Council hearing on Friday, March 27, 2020 related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce urges you to take action and reach out to your Councilmembers about their proposed Just Cause termination ordinance. This proposed ordinance is NOT only for the duration of the state of emergency, but is valid for two years through March 4, 2022. Components include

  • Only be able to terminate employees based on just cause, illegal to terminate an employee based on financial impacts due to this crisis
  • This ordinance and new rules will be retroactive to March 4th, if a business has laid off employees due to financial impacts, they will be subject to enforcement and legal actions
  • Can rehire employees also based on seniority

Now is the time for local leaders to empower businesses, of all sizes, to do all they can to keep their doors open. As businesses are making increasingly difficult decisions, they need to be able to make them based on the need of their businesses, not with added regulations.

Attached you will find a template letter with suggested language to send to your councilmembers as well as suggested talking points and contact information.

To read the “Worker Retention” Ordinance please click here.

To read the “Right of Recall” ordinance please click here.


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