On September 27, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s Assembly Bill 1003 into law. Effective January 1, 2022, the new law establishes that an employer’s intentional theft of wages or gratuities in an amount greater than $950 for one employee, or $2,350 for two or more employees, and in any 12 consecutive month period, is punishable as grand theft.
California Legislative Information:
Assembly Bill No. 1003