The Governor noted the challenge cities are facing in meeting their pension obligations, but his proposed budget does not propose any new supplemental payments to CalPERS. It also does not include any new tools or proposals to help local agencies manage their significant pension obligations.
The budget proposal seeks to expand the Paid Family Leave program by increasing the use of the benefit along with aligning it with job protections and resources to support small businesses that extend the benefit to their employees.
For AB 5 (Gonzalez, Chapter 296, Statutes of 2019), enforcement regarding independent contractors, the Governor’s proposal provides $22 million. The Department of Industrial Relations would receive $17.5 million to increase access to workers’ compensation and to adjudicate labor law violations; the Employment Development Department would receive $3.4 million for staff training and to increase hearings and investigations; and the Department of Justice would receive $780,000 for investigations.