Monday, June 06, 2011

Paid Sick Leave AB 400/SB826/ Out of State Internet Collection of Sales Tax

Small Business California has been tracking closely Assemblywoman Ma’s paid sick leave [AB400]. Many of you have indicated you would like to help defeat this bill.

Small Business California held back its opposition believing that it would not move forward given the provision that it would cost the state about $50 million for In Home Health Services.

We just found out that AB 400 has been made a two year bill meaning it will not move forward this session. We of course will track this next year.

Small Business California is sponsoring SB 826 {826}. This bill would impose minimal fines on Claims Administrators who do not report claims information to the Workers Compensation Information System. This is important in developing workers compensation policy for the state.

It is estimated that between 15 and 25% of the Claims Administrators are either not filing this information or filing incomplete information.

I am pleased to report this bill has passed the Senate and will be going to the Assembly where it is expected to pass.

We think this is important as this will provide a mechanism to keep track of non-compliant Claims Administrator.

For those of you in SF please take a look at the SF Chronicle this morning. In the letters to the Editor page Small Business California has a letter to the Editor supporting the collection of the sales tax by out of state Internet companies.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

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