With last week’s signing of $15/hour minimum wage legislation and today’s signing of AB 908 (paid family leave), businesses are being asked to take on even more costly mandates.

Moving forward, policymakers need to balance costs for all businesses, especially small businesses, by passing policies that limit litigations costs, provide workplace flexibility, streamline regulations and lower housing costs. That is the only way that we can help businesses create and grow the middle class jobs including green jobs that are the future of our state.