Manatt Partner Esra Hudson and Associates Mackenzie Pearson and Ryan Patterson wrote a column for the Daily Journal about the impact that California’s Senate Bill 62, known as the Garment Worker Protection Act, has had on the entertainment industry.
SB 62, which went into effect on January 1, aimed to prevent wage theft and curb labor violations in the clothing manufacturing industry, but the authors note its broad definition of a “brand guarantor” is cause for concern for brands and artists.
“SB 62 redefines ‘brand guarantor’ to mean ‘any person contracting for the performance of garment manufacturing,’” they wrote. “This language is so broad that it effectively encompasses anyone who is even remotely or tangentially involved with the production and manufacturing of clothing.”
Daily Journal subscribers can read the full article here.