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. 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.

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...
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New Article Shows Record Number of PAGA Filings During COVID-19 Pandemic

While most business operations seemed to slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows that one industry did not: plaintiff’s firms filing lawsuits....

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...

Workers’ Comp Job Killer Proposal Fails to Move

Legislation expanding the presumption that certain diseases and injuries are caused by the workplace failed in an Assembly policy committee this week for lack...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Harming Film Industry to Be Heard in Committee Tomorrow

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would drive film industry jobs out of California will be considered by the Senate Labor, Public Employment...

CalChamber Opposes Bill Jeopardizing State’s Music Industry

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would deliver a massive blow to the state’s music industry and drive talent and jobs out of...

Job Killer Bill Excusing Workplace Absenteeism Faces Key Deadline

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response faces a key deadline on Friday, when...
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CalChamber-Supported Background Checks Bill Awaiting Senate Action

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks will be considered by...
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The Economics of a Job Killer

Economic growth and job creation are essential to California’s success. Every year, the California Chamber of Commerce identifies the legislation that will hinder job...

CalChamber Tags AB 1651 as a Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a new job killer bill that imposes onerous reporting requirements, severely limits the use of technology in...

Two Job Killer Bills to Be Considered in Committees Tomorrow

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills will be heard in legislative policy committees tomorrow morning. The Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled to...

Job Killer Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Senate Next Tuesday

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

Job Killer Bill Excuses Workplace Absenteeism, Endangers Worksites

A California Chamber of Commerce-job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response is making its way through the California Legislature. The...

How Workers Lose with 4-Day Workweek Proposal

For years, employees have expressed their desire for the kind of workplace flexibility that would allow them to set a flexible daily schedule or...

New Job Killer Bill Allows Employees to Refuse to Show Up for Work

A newly identified California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that is opposed by more than 60 organizations passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment...