The California Chamber of Commerce identified the first “job
killer” bill of the year. SB 626 (Beall; D-San Jose) severely undercuts the
recent workers’ compensation reform deal agreed to by labor unions and
The bill proposes dramatic cost increases for California employers and would leave them worse off than before the reforms of last year were enacted.
SB 626 eliminates the entire balance of the deal and would erase hundreds of millions of dollars in projected savings. Specifically, SB 626 would roll back reforms dealing with timely, high-quality medical treatment and a more predictable, and less litigious, permanent disability system.
CalChamber will continue to add legislation to the “job killer” list throughout the year as bills are amended or new language is introduced.
For the complete story, please visit this CalChamber Top Story. For more information on past job killers, please visit CalChamber’s Job Killers page.