High-Road Employer Certification Initiative

California Controller Betty Yee has partnered with the Drucker Institute to develop a system that would provide high-road employers with certain preferences in obtaining state contracts, and potentially other benefits, too.

High-Road Employer Certification Initiative

California Controller Betty Yee has partnered with the Drucker Institute to develop a system that would provide high-road employers with certain preferences in obtaining state contracts, and potentially other benefits, too.

Incentivizing Companies That Treat Their Workers Well

The High-Road Employer Certification Initiative’s objective is to give a boost to companies that are treating their workers well—especially those on the front lines—while incentivizing businesses that are lagging behind to do better.

A bill advancing the initiative, AB 2095, has been introduced in the California Legislature by Ash Kalra, chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.

The framework aligns with a major goal of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Future of Work Commission to raise “the standard and share of quality jobs” in California.

To identify high-road employers, the system would require large companies to disclose a set of 16 metrics so that they can be compared to their industry peers.

For More Information

Read our proposal here. [View as PDF here.]

Read the bill, AB 2095, here.

Download the metrics here.