Jennifer Barrera

Jennifer Barrera
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Jennifer Barrera oversees the development and implementation of policy and strategy as senior vice president, policy, and represents the CalChamber on legal reform issues. She led CalChamber advocacy on labor and employment and taxation from September 2010 through the end of 2017. As senior policy advocate in 2017, she worked with the executive vice president in developing policy strategy. Before joining the CalChamber, she worked at a statewide law firm that specializes in labor/employment defense. 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. See full bio.
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School is Back in Session

Wow, that went by fast! Interim is officially over as the Legislature reconvenes today to swear-in all of the members for the new legislative...
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Get Out and Vote!

An abundance of political ads, ballot initiative mailers, and phone calls urging you to vote are all signs that an election is upon us. ...
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Task Force Completes Its Work on Equal Pay

In 2016, SB 358 (Jackson) took effect and became one of the strongest pay equity statutes in the country.  To ensure the proper implementation of...
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No Rest for the Weary: Next Legislative Session Will Bring Big Changes

Now that the Legislature is out for interim and all the veto/signature request letters have been sent to the Governor’s office, many think that...

Independent Contractor Coalition Continues Working for Legislative Solution

The effort to develop a proposal supporting the ability of workers to work independently will continue through the legislative recess. As many employers know, the...
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And That’s a Wrap, with One Job Killer Still Standing

The legislative session came to an end on Friday night. So how did it go? This session, the Legislature addressed a variety of issues...

Bill Limiting Use of Settlement/Arbitration Agreements on Governor’s Desk

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to limit the use of settlement agreements and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims has...

CalChamber Urges Senate to Stop Ban on Settlement/Arbitration Agreements

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to ban settlement agreements and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims is awaiting action by...

CalChamber: State Legislature Needs to Set Standard on Independent Contractor Test

During an interview with KPCC radio yesterday Jennifer Barrera, senior vice president of policy for the California Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the urgent need...
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School’s Out For the Summer

The first week of summer recess for the Legislature, and there is a noticeable change in the Capitol and within a four-block radius outside...

Coalition Fights Expansion of Employment Litigation

Trial Attorneys Benefit from Agreement Ban The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer groups and local chambers of commerce are opposing a job...

Opposition Stops Retroactive Liability for Product Manufacturers, Distributors

A coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce has stopped legislation that would have created an extraordinary new scheme of product liability resulting...
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The Suspense is Killing Me!

All of the policy committee hearings at the Capitol are basically done for the first house and now all attention focuses on the fiscal...

Three Job Killers in Committees Today

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee and the Assembly Appropriations Committee today will consider three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills. AB 1761 (Muratsuchi;...

Legislative Preview: Votes to be Cast Today on CalChamber-Sponsored Bill, CalChamber-Opposed Measures

Legislative committee hearings today will give lawmakers a chance to cast votes to protect sexual harassment victims and employers from being sued for defamation,...
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Job Creator Bill Promoting Career Training Education in Committee Today

The Senate fiscal committee will consider today a California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill establishing a public-private partnership program to help prepare students...

Assembly Judiciary Passes Two CalChamber-Opposed Employment Bills

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates yesterday highlighted for the Assembly Judiciary Committee problems with two employment-related bills. Even so, the committee approved, 7-3,...

Protect Harassment Victims, Employers From Defamation Suits

Cross posted in The Ventura County Star In 2016, 554 Californians filed sexual harassment complaints with the state civil rights agency, and many other employees...

The Good and the Bad – Job Creators and More Job Killers

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CalChamber-Backed Bill Helps Minimize California Waste

An Assembly policy committee gave near-unanimous approval this week to a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will reduce the number of surplus household...