Governor Newsom Signs Bills to Protect California’s Workforce Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

September 17, 2020

In a virtual ceremony today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills as part of his 2020 worker protection package: SB 1159 by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and AB 685 by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, D-San Bernardino.. Senator Hill's SB 1159 expands access to workers’ compensation and makes it easier for first responders, health care workers and people who test positive due to an outbreak at work to get the support they need, including necessary medical care and wage replacement benefits. Click the frame to view the video and read more about both bills here.