Press Releases

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 3075 authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to protect workers from being cheated out of earned wages.  

“Cheating workers out of the pay they’ve earned is no different than stealing from them,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez said. “Now, when employers are found to have committed wage theft, they won’t be able to simply open a new business to avoid paying California workers what they are due.”

Thursday, September 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that ensures food delivery companies, like DoorDash, Grub Hub, Postmates and Uber Eats, have an agreement in place with a restaurant before they start delivering their food.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Statewide Worker Caravan to Capitol Urges Governor Newsom to Sign AB 3216

Friday, September 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Friday, September 4, 2020) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed, to be effective immediately, Assembly Bill 2257 authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to build on historic labor protections signed into law last year and clarify employment rules in the state.

Monday, August 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, Aug. 31, 2020) – Today, the California Legislature voted to pass a bill by State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that will increase the number of affordable housing units statewide. The bill, Assembly Bill 2345, is the most significant housing production proposal now headed to the governor's desk.

Monday, August 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2020) – Today, a bill authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to speed up the process for workers to claim unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, while making sure corporations pay their fair share of the UI contributions, passed the State Legislature. Assembly Bill 1066 now heads to the governor for possible signature or veto.

Monday, August 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, Aug. 31, 2020) – Business owners will not be able to evade their responsibility to pay their workers thanks to Assembly Bill 3075 by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), which passed the state Assembly today on a concurrence vote and is now on its way to the governor’s desk for consideration.