Ashley Hoffman

Ashley Hoffman
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Ashley Hoffman joined the California Chamber of Commerce in August 2020 as a policy advocate specializing in labor and employment and workers’ compensation issues. She was named a senior policy advocate starting January 1, 2024 in recognition of her efforts on behalf of members. Hoffman holds a B.A. with high honors in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where she was a Michael T. Masin scholar, an editor at the UCLA Law Review, and staff member for the Women’s Law Journal. See full bio.
2024 Job Killers List

3 Job Killer Bills to Be Heard in Assembly Committee Today

Two labor-related California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills and one environmental-related job killer bill are scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Appropriations...
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CalChamber Sponsors Bill to Protect Small Businesses

Legislation sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses is moving in the California Assembly.

CalChamber-Opposed Bills on Political Contributions, Non-Compete Contracts, Renewable Hydrogen Dead for the Year

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills have stalled in the California Assembly and are dead for the year. The bills are: AB 83 (Lee; D-San...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Threatens California Companies with More Penalties and Litigation

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that exposes businesses to high penalties and litigation by expanding the scope of prohibited non-compete agreements is expected...

Study Finds Job Killer Health Care Pay Bill Increases Costs by $8B Annually

An economic analysis released last week found that a health care industry wage increase proposal would increase costs for public and private health care...

Job Killer Bills Suppressing Infrastructure, Increasing Workers’ Comp Cases Stopped

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and allied groups this week prevented three job killer bills from advancing for the year. Two bills...
2023 Job Killers

Seven Labor and Employment- Related Job Killer Bills in Legislative Hearings This Week

Seven California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills that will harmfully impact employers will be heard in legislative committees this week. The job killing...
Job Creators

Senate Committee Rejects Job Creator Bill Improving Labor Law Compliance

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that would have improved labor law compliance and helped non-English speaking businesses was rejected by the Senate...
2023 Job Killers

CalChamber Tags New Job Killer: AB 524

A bill exposing employers to a potential flood of employment-related lawsuits has been tagged as a CalChamber job killer. AB 524 (Wicks; D-Oakland) creates a...
Job Creators

CalChamber Names Flexible Work Schedule Bill as Job Creator

Legislation making it easier to set up flexible work schedules has been named a job creator by the California Chamber of Commerce. SB 703 (Niello;...
Job Creators

CalChamber Announces SB 592 as First 2023 Job Creator Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that SB 592 (Newman; D-Fullerton) is the first job creator bill of the year. The bill is...
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Budget: CalChamber Backs COVID Sick Leave Grants

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting the Governor’s budget proposal to allocate $250 million for relief grants to help small businesses and nonprofits...

Sacramento Court Pauses New Fast Food Council Law

The Sacramento Superior Court last week ruled that a new law establishing a fast food sector council can’t be enforced until officials determine whether...

CalChamber Urges Governor to Veto Call Center Relocation Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will deter companies from creating jobs in California is awaiting action by Governor Gavin Newsom. The proposal, AB...

AB 257 Amendments Raise Significant Concerns, Including Whether the Council’s Broad Authority is Constitutional

For the first time ever, an unelected council will both set sweeping standards for a specific industry’s wages, hours, and working conditions that prevail...

AB 257 Will Increase Prices on Consumers; Faces Key Vote in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will increase prices at counter-service restaurants and further burden working families faces a vote in the California...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Harming Film Industry Placed on Suspense File

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would drive film industry jobs out of California was placed on the Senate Appropriations Suspense File yesterday. The...
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CalChamber-Supported Background Check Bill Will Speed Up Job, Housing Applications

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks will be heard in...
2022 Job Killer List

Job Killer Bill Eliminating Secret Ballot Union Elections to Be Considered When Legislators Return...

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that seeks to eliminate an agricultural employee’s democratic right to cast an independent vote in a...

Job Killer Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Assembly Next Month

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...