Update Applicable to:
All covered employers and multi-state businesses that are classified as hospitality and service industries in California.
On October 10, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 723, which moves the expiration date of signed Senate Bill (SB) 93 of the recall rights for employees in the hospitality and service industry in 2021, from December 31, 2024, to December 31, 2025.
What are the details?
SB 723 extends the life period of SB 93 until December 31, 2025.
SB 93 required employers in hospitality and service industries to rehire employees laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The industries mandated to re-hire employees are the following:
- Private clubs
- Event centers
- Airport hospitality operations
- Airport service providers
- Building services to office, retail, or other commercial buildings
|(10) “Laid-off employee” means any employee who was employed by the employer for 6 months or more in the 12 months preceding January 1, 2020, and whose most recent separation from active service was due to a reason related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a public health directive, government shutdown order, lack of business, a reduction in force, or other economic, non-disciplinary reason due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|(10) “Laid-off employee” means any employee who was employed by the employer for 6 months or more and whose most recent separation from active employment by the employer occurred on or after March 4, 2020, and was due to a reason related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a public health directive, government shutdown order, lack of business, a reduction in force, or other economic, non-disciplinary reason due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Amendments to existing law are underlined in the above table.
- Employers within the hospitality and service industries in California will not need to make any changes to their re-hiring practices until after December 31, 2025.
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