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The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.
CalChamber Advocacy

Appropriations Committees Clear Suspense Files; One Job Killer, One Job Creator Move to Floor

Yesterday was the deadline for fiscal committees to send bills in their second house to the floor. One job killer bill passed to the...

15 CalChamber Member Companies Land on Orange County Top Workplaces List

Fifteen California Chamber of Commerce member companies were featured in the Orange County Business Journal “Best Places to Work in Orange County” rankings this...

Paid Sick Leave: Remember Local Ordinances in Six Cities

Employers in six California cities must consider paid sick leave requirements established by local ordinances in addition to the state paid sick leave law...

Job Killer Vote Record: Key Wins; Battles Remain

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of commerce and allies has stopped a number of job killer bills, including two that failed in Assembly...
CalChamber Advocacy

Business-Opposed Job Killer Bills Will Face Final Test Next Month

Dan Walters in The Sacramento  When the Legislature reconvenes next week for the final month of its biennial session, it will decide the fate of...

Experienced Litigator Joins CalChamber Advocacy Team

Karen Sarkissian, former partner in a nationally recognized firm of successful trial attorneys, has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate...

Three Job Creator Bills Still Alive for Final Month of Session

The Legislature will consider three California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills when they return from summer recess. One bill is scheduled to be considered by...

Employers Required to E-File Paperwork with Employment Development Department

Beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more employees will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax...

Five CalChamber Members Creating Jobs with Help from Tax Credit

Five California Chamber of Commerce member companies have been selected by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) as recipients for the...
CalChamber Advocacy

CalChamber Reports on Status of Major Business Bills

Numerous business priorities remain to be considered when legislators reconvene after their summer recess, according to the California Chamber of Commerce summary of the...

28 CalChamber Member Companies Among Best Workplaces in San Francisco Bay Area

Twenty-eight California Chamber of Commerce member companies were recently selected as among the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area by the San...

CalChamber Member SearchPros Solutions Is U.S.Chamber’s DREAM BIG Small Firm

California Chamber of Commerce member SearchPros Solutions of Citrus Heights recently was named the 2016 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year by the...

California Wins Competition for New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

A Los Angeles-based coalition will lead the newest institute to spur innovation in manufacturing in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. The Smart Manufacturing...

Signed State Budget Includes Changes to Private Attorneys General Act

Changes to the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) are part of the recently signed budget and accompanying trailer bills. The Labor Code PAGA authorizes...

10 Things Businesses Might Not Know About California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

One year ago today, California employers had to begin providing the paid sick leave (PSL) benefit to their employees. To highlight several less-known aspects of...
Job Creators

Three Job Creator Bills Moving

(June 10, 2016) Three of 14 bills identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as job creators are still alive following the June 3 deadline...

AP News Guide: California Primary Highlights

Voters in the nation's most populous state have cast their ballots, bringing the six-month presidential primary almost to a close — Washington, D.C. holds...

CalChamber Urges Members to Vote Today

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to vote in today’s election. There are a number of critical down ballot legislative races where...

Job Killer Update: Only Four Bills Pass to Second House

Friday was the deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced. Only four job killer bills subject to the first...

Kirk West, Longtime California Business Leader, Passes Away at 79

SACRAMENTO, CA — Kirk West, who served as CEO for the California Chamber of Commerce from 1986 –1997 has passed away.  He was 79. “Kirk...