Monday, June 24, 2013

The Tipping Point in Hiring/Prop 65

Michael was the past director of EDD and writes frequently for Fox and Hound. He would appreciate your comments on his tipping point question. Are there any other cost that have a bearing on your hiring decisions.

Scott: I’d welcome hearing from Small Business California on to what extent we’ve reached a tipping point in hiring in California.

The costs associated with each hire have increased for several decades in workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and most of all recently in health care costs. California employers, as employers throughout the nation, have been looking at alternatives for some years in greater use of part-time and contingent employees and independent contractors, as well as the use of technology to replace workers.

Is there something going on today that is different? Have we reached a new tipping point in hiring?


Michael S. Bernick

333 Bush Street, 30th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94104-2834

415.781.7900 phone
415.781.2635 fax

I have a reporter in Sacramento looking for small businesses impacted by Prop 65. the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. It was enacted as a ballot initiative Nov 1986.. The Proposition was intended to protect California citizens and the States drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals.

Prop 65 requires the Governor at publish at least annually a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

It has been used to bring a number of lawsuits against businesses of which many feel are unwarranted. Would you be willing to talk to the reporter. If so please give me your location. He is especially interested in small businesses in the Sacramento area.

Scott Hauge


Small Business California

2311 Taraval Street

San Francisco, CA 94116


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