SACRAMENTO, Calif. – April 16, 2021 – The California Hotel & Lodging Association issued the following statement about the passage of California Senate Bill 93, which mandates hotels and others offer employees laid-off due to COVID-19 get their jobs back before hiring others through.

“California hotels have lost thousands of employees permanently during the pandemic,” said Lynn S. Mohrfeld, President and CEO of the California Hotel and Lodging Association. “We need all our returning and new employees ASAP to meet the reopening demand at our hotels. Unfortunately, restrictive hiring regulations only slow down our employees from resuming the careers they love.”