Bloomberg Law
Sept. 22, 2021, 11:59 PM

California’s Amazon-Inspired Warehouse Safety Bill to Become Law

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Wednesday intended to improve worker safety and lower injuries at shipping warehouses used by Inc., Walmart Inc., Target Corp., and other retailers.

The new law (A.B. 701) will require warehouse employers to describe to employees in writing the details of their expected production targets, or quotas. It also will prohibit managers from enforcing a target that prevents an employee from taking rest, meal, and bathroom breaks.

“The hardworking warehouse employees who have helped sustain us during these unprecedented times should not have to risk injury or face ...

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