Quote – California Chamber of Commerce, United Press International.

The signing of this proposal places California in the position of being the first state in the nation to implement a program that pays for workers to take non-work related time off. This will cause California to lose some of its competitive edge, as many businesses will look to other states when relocating or starting up to avoid these types of mandates.

From the California Chamber of Commerce statement in reaction the Governor Gray Davis’ signing of the PFL act. The business advocacy group had placed the bill on its annual list of “job killer” legislation. From the United Press International, “Calif. Gov. Signs Family leave measure” by Hil Anderson.

Monday, September 23, 2002