Legislative Updates

Updated April 7, 2021


Most Recent: Legislative Update


Financial Updates

  • COVID Relief Bill: Changes to PPP Loans and New Lending Terms

    • Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are underway since the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which contains the Economic Aid Act, on December 27, 2020. Click here to read PPP loan updates and modifications and its tax treatment changes.
  • Voluntary FFCRA Leave Tax Credit

    • The required FFCRA leave ended on December 31, 2020, but employers can still claim its tax credit until March 31, 2021. This incentive is only applicable to employers who voluntarily provide FFCRA leave to their employees.


Employment Rules and Regulations

  • DIR Employer Required Postings

    • All employers in the State of California are required to notify their employees of certain rights and/or obligations, such as posting some safety and health guidelines in areas easily accessible to employees.
  • Cal/OSHA Multi-Employer Work Site Appeal Decision

    • Cal/OSHA can now issue citations to employers where there is evidence that an employee has been exposed to a hazard while violating Cal/OSHA standards.
  • 2021 Minimum Wage Increase

    • Under California law, the state’s minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2021, to $14 per hour for employers with 26 employees or more and $13 per hour for employers with 25 employees or less.
  • New California Employment Laws Summary

    • Since January 1, 2021, California employment laws related to COVID-19, the California Family Rights Act, and equal pay reporting have taken effect statewide. Employers can refresh their memories of these legislations with a summary created by SCGMA’s lobbyist.
  • 2021 Labor and Employment Expectations

    • The state of California passed several new pieces of legislation that have either recently gone into effect or will take effect on January 1, 2021. They will impact nearly all employers and affect how they handle COVID-19 related issues, leaves of absence, workers’ classification, discrimination disputes, arbitration agreements, union relations, and other issues.


Legislation Summaries and Information


Legislative Resources

  • SCGMA Legislative Report – July 2021

    • The California State Legislature has crossed the midway point of the 2021 Legislative Session. Legislators had until June 4th to move sponsored legislation out of their house of origin. Bills that did not clear that hurdle must be shelved for the year. Read the legislative bills and SCGMA’s related stances here.
  • SCGMA Legislative Update – March 2021

    • The bill introduction period for the 2021 Legislative Session concluded on February 19th. Read the legislative bills and SCGMA’s related stances here.
  • SCGMA 2020 End of Year Legislative Report

    • Despite the challenges faced in 2020, SCGMA succeeded in many legislative areas. Find out how SCGMA advocated for its member contractors by reading this report.
  • SCGMA 2020 Legislative Scorecard

    • Catch a glimpse of how SCGMA took a leading role in defeating or amending dozens of measures that would have been harmful to our contractors and the industry overall.