Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s limited COVID-19 right of recall law in April 2021, which established an obligation for certain employers in the hospitality industry and in building services to recall employees who were laid off because of COVID-19 when job positions become available.
Which industries are affected by the right to recall?
The industries affected by the right to recall are:
- The hospitality industry
- The building services industry
More guidance from the California Labor Commission
The California Labor Commissioner recently issued answers to a series of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the right to recall law.
The guidance provides helpful information to employers regarding the specifics of the law, including:
- Information about what industries are encompassed by the law
- Guidance regarding which employees have recall rights
Companies with questions about the right to recall should contact experienced counsel with questions.