Contact Your California State Legislators: Oppose AB 2751

SHRM and the California State Council of SHRM (CalSHRM) need your help to defeat AB 2751, a well-intentioned but misguided piece of legislation introduced in the California State Assembly that would prohibit employers from contacting employees outside standard working hours – known as the “Right to Disconnect”.

We recognize the need for clear expectations regarding when and how work gets done, but our experience shows that blanket solutions to challenges in the workplace do not deliver expected results and often harm those they are designed to help. While the intention of this bill to set work-life boundaries may be well-meaning, the one-size-fits-all approach it takes would limit the autonomy employers and HR professionals need to establish effective workplace cultures.

We encourage you to send a letter to your representative in the California State Assembly and urge them to oppose AB 2751, and instead work collaboratively with SHRM and CalSHRM on a solution that preserves your ability to manage your workplace effectively and safeguards economic prosperity.

SHRM and CalSHRM are ready to work with California policymakers to find solutions that promote workplace flexibility while safeguarding economic prosperity. By fostering a regulatory environment that balances the needs of businesses and workers, we can ensure that California remains a global leader in innovation and opportunity for years to come.

Stay tuned for more updates on this critical workplace issue. If you would like to become further involved in this campaign, please contact Sean McIntosh, Senior Advisor, State Government Relations at for assistance or additional information.

  • Click here to read SHRM and CalSHRM's letter of opposition.
  • Click here to learn more about how AB 2751 is disconnected from business realities.