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 1192, was introduced in the California Legislature in early 2021 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 18 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 1192, here.

Download the Metrics here.

Check out the Technical Notes here.