ISSA Advocacy Weekly Recap—October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 ISSA Advocacy Weekly Recap—October 18, 2019

Welcome to the ISSA Advocacy Weekly Recap! This is ISSA’s regular roundup of the latest public policy-related issues impacting the cleaning industry.

New York’s Upcoming Debate Over Gig Economy Workers
Following in California’s footsteps, New York is expected to consider new regulations regarding how gig economy employers can classify workers. While ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are the most high-profile companies impacted by these laws, they could also impact some cleaning service providers.

ISSA Joined More Than 350 Industry Groups in Urging Swift Passage of the USMCA
On October 15, ISSA signed a letter with more than 350 associations and businesses representing manufacturers of all sizes urging the U.S. Congress to ratify the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). According to the letter, “North America is the most significant trade market for the United States globally, with Canada and Mexico purchasing one-fifth of the total value of U.S. manufacturing output. Canada and Mexico alone, despite representing less than 4% of the global economy, buy more U.S.-manufactured goods than our next 11 trading partners combined. Here at home, U.S. manufacturing exports to Canada and Mexico support millions of American manufacturing jobs as well as 40,000 small and medium-sized businesses and communities across all 50 states.”

California Governor Signs Amendments to Privacy Legislation
On October 11, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law several amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a data privacy law that goes into effect January 1, 2020. According to ASAE, “this important legislation requires companies to show users what data is collected, what the data will be used for, and how to identify any third parties who have accessed their data.”

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