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A slew of legal guidelines went into impact in Texas on September 1, starting from new legislature that enables for earlier liquor gross sales on Sunday to a fineable ban on homeless camps in public locations.
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Most notable was Senate Invoice 8, which states that abortions aren’t permitted if the docs have “detected a fetal heartbeat,” the one exception being medical emergencies.
The regulation additionally permits Texas residents to sue docs or anybody who aids in finishing up an abortion after a heartbeat has been detected.
Though many Texas-based firms have remained silent about how the regulation may have an effect on workers, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has provided to relocate workers based mostly within the state in the event that they really feel uncomfortable with the brand new regulation.
“These are extremely private points that instantly influence many people — particularly ladies,” Benioff reportedly instructed workers in a company-wide Slack message. “We acknowledge and respect that all of us have deeply held and totally different views. As an organization, we stand with all of our ladies at Salesforce and in all places. With that being stated, you probably have issues about entry to reproductive healthcare in your state, Salesforce will assist relocate you and members of your quick household.”
Salesforce, which employs round 56,000 individuals, is headquartered in San Francisco.
Its Texas-based workplace is in Dallas and employs round 2,000 individuals.
Beinoff additionally retweeted CNBC’s unique reporting on the brand new coverage.
Ohana if you wish to transfer we’ll assist you exit TX. Your selection.https://t.co/y5IKpm5fNs
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) September 11, 2021
“Ohana if you wish to transfer we’ll assist you exit TX. Your selection,” he wrote.
The tweet was additionally picked up by California governor Gavin Newsom, who welcomed workers to the West Coast state by saying “Welcome to California.”
Welcome to California. https://t.co/PFbwklpOoT
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 11, 2021
Salesforce joins the ranks of a number of different firms providing support to Texas-based workers affected by the brand new anti-abortion regulation.
Bumble is providing funds for workers who want to go away Texas to have entry to the medical process, as is the CEO of Match, which owns Tinder and Hinge.
Lyft and Uber have additionally publicly said that they may cowl the authorized bills of any of their drivers who’re sued for driving individuals to abortion clinics or aiding within the course of in any method.
Salesforce was up 6.67% 12 months over 12 months as of Monday afternoon.