AB 1003 - Employers could end up in jail for failing to pay wages

  • Saturday, 6th March, 2021
  • 06:03am

CalABC Members-

I hope I can get not just some of you but ALL of you to contact our new Assemblyman Steve Bennett and ask him to oppose AB-1003  See the information below and read the attached text of the bill!

This link will take you to his contact me page: Contact Me - Assemblymember Steve Bennett (ca.gov)

Grassroots are needed for this one!

Thank you!

This just in from Jack Molodanof.

No joke  Under AB 1003, employers could face one to three years of jail time for failing to pay employee wages.  The bill makes employers' intentional theft of wages punishable as grand theft if the amount is greater than $950.00.  Wage theft would shift from being a civil violation to a potential misdemeanor or felony charge.  See link below to copy of the bill.  I am following up with the CA Business Chamber and other groups to coordinate.



Bill Text - AB-1003 Wage theft: grand theft.

SEC. 2. No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the ...


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