CalChamber Policy Staff: Jennifer Barrera
Jennifer Barrera works with the executive vice president in developing policy strategy and represents the California Chamber of Commerce on labor and employment, taxation and legal reform issues.
She has led CalChamber advocacy on labor and employment and taxation since September 2010, and on legal reform since June 2012.
In addition, she advises the business compliance activities of the CalChamber on interpreting changes in employment law.
From May 2003 until joining the CalChamber staff, she worked at a statewide law firm that specializes in labor/employment defense, now Carothers, DiSane & Freudenberger, LLP. She represented employers in both state and federal court on a variety of issues, including wage and hour disputes, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination.
She also advised both small and large businesses on compliance issues, presented seminars on various employment-related topics, and regularly authored articles in human resources publications.
Barrera earned a B.A. in English from California State University, Bakersfield, and a J.D. with high honors from California Western School of Law.