Equal Benefits Ordinance: State of California
Passed in 2003
- All state contracts over $100,000; and
- Only the businesses’ operations with the state of California. However, if the actual work related to the state contract is being performed in another state, the law applies; also applies to state-owned property outside of the state.
Exceptions & Waivers
Waivers may be granted when:
- Only one prospective contractor is willing to enter into a specific contract with the state agency.
- The contract is necessary to respond to an emergency.
- The contractor is providing wholesale or bulk water, power or natural gas.
- Contractors must certify that they are in compliance.
- Department or other contracting agency is the enforcer of the law.
- If contractor falsely certifies compliance, the state may void the contract, file a civil action, or charge the contractor with a felony.
CAL. PUB. CONT. CODE, Ch. 752 §10295.3