COVID-19 has inflicted devastating consequences on the health and financial stability of workers. Industries such as hotels, airport hospitality, event centers, and building services have laid off one-third or more of their employees. Workers in these industries are overwhelmingly women, people of color, and immigrants, who are already among the hardest-hit communities in this pandemic. These workers need a guarantee that their jobs will return when businesses re-open and that pandemic-related layoffs will not be used as an excuse to engage in discrimination or retaliation.

AB 3216 provides a right of recall and retention for workers who have been laid off in the heavily COVID-impacted industries of hotels, airport hospitality, event centers and building services.

Ask your CA Senator to support AB 3216,

Bill Developments

June 18, 2020: Passed the Assembly Floor
June 3, 2020: Approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee
February 21, 2020: Bill introduced


ACLU of California, Legal Aid at Work, California Employment Lawyers Association, Equal Rights Advocates, and California Work and Family Coalition


Assemblymembers Ash Kalra and Lorena Gonzalez





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