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.

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...

New Bill Will Help Stop Delays in Hiring

A recent court decision out of Riverside County has stalled hiring by making routine background checks nearly impossible to complete. SB 1262 (Bradford) will...

NLRB to Revisit Independent Contractor Test for Third Time in Seven Years

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is inviting public input as to whether it should reconsider its standard for determining the independent contractor status...

Vaccine Mandates May Conflict with Civil Rights Laws

Beginning this week, Los Angeles will start enforcing its ordinance requiring certain businesses to request proof of vaccination from customers. San Francisco implemented a...

Consultation Unit Would Protect Both Workers and Employers

A recently filed initiative titled “the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act,” would in addition to reforming the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), create a...

Legislature Has Opportunity to Stop Trend of Expanding Statutory Joint Liability by Defeating AB...

The concept of statutory joint liability has been around for years, but recent trends in the California Legislature show that its popularity is growing. Current...

Added Burdens for Hard-Hit Hospitality Industry Vetoed

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed legislation opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce that would have imposed additional burdens and costs on the lodging...

Governor Vetoes Job Killer Bill on Forced Unionization of Ag Workers

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday vetoed a California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that would have eliminated agricultural employees’ democratic right to cast an...

CalChamber Urges Governor to Veto Garment Industry Job Killer Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will increase costs and liability on employers in the garment industry is awaiting action by...