Governor Brown to Sign Legislation to Provide Paid Sick Leave to Millions of Californians Tomorrow in Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join legislators and workers tomorrow in Los Angeles to sign the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522) by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), which provides paid sick days to the millions of hardworking Californians – roughly 40% of the state’s workforce – who do not currently earn this benefit.

“Tonight, the Legislature took historic action to help hardworking Californians,” Governor Brown said after both houses of the Legislature passed the bill late last month. “This bill guarantees that millions of workers – from Eureka to San Diego – won’t lose their jobs or pay just because they get sick.”

With the Governor’s signature, California will become only the second state in the nation to require paid sick leave.

When: Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
Where: Ronald Reagan State Building, Governor’s Press Conference Room, 16th Floor, 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

**Note: This event is open to credentialed media only.