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  • City Council Decision Will Impede COVID-19 Recovery

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    Van Nuys, Calif. – Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a Right of Recall Ordinance and Worker Retention Ordinance – two polices that will impede the ability for businesses to recover from the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis.
    Despite VICA’s calls to the City Council urging important changes to the Ordinances to remove provisions on rebuttable presumptions and punitive damages - the City Council chose to make surviving the economic crisis impossible for businesses.  
    VICA had also called for an exemption for stadiums and hotels with less than 275 rooms.

    VICA President Stuart Waldman said:
    “These policies ensure that workers are the last employee to be rehired.
    “They tie one arm behind the backs of hotels who will be trying to hasten a recovery.
    “These Ordinances ensure that hotels will be sued for untold millions of dollars for simple and innocuous mistakes. 
    “It is a sad day today. But when hotels are closing and the recovery fails, it will be the result of the Los Angeles City Council’s failed policies.”
    The mission of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) is to enhance the economic vitality of the greater San Fernando Valley region by advocating for a better business climate and quality of life. Visit www.vica.com for more information.
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