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.

CalChamber-Opposed Job Killer Awaits Senate Vote

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that if enacted could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers as well as...

CalChamber-Sponsored Job Creator Bill Incentivizes Disability Access and Education

​A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that provides a balanced approach between preserving the civil rights of those who are disabled and...

Senate to Vote on CalChamber-Opposed Employment-Related Bills

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills that increase employer costs and threaten employers with civil litigation and criminal prosecution are awaiting action on the...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate Job Killer Bill Headed to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire has passed the Legislature and is...

New Job Creator Bill Moves; Seeks to Limit Frivolous, Costly Litigation​

​A recently amended bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job creator that aims to limit frivolous, costly litigation unanimously passed...

New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today

Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all emplo​yees in California. In the latest CalChamber Capitol News Report,...

Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves with CalChamber-Backed Changes

California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee this week. SB 358...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate in Senate Labor Committee Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire will be considered by the Senate...

Senate Judiciary Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill Today

A job killer bill that could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers, if enacted, will be considered by the Senate Judiciary...
Capitol Report Video

Capitol Report: Job Killer Undermines Prop. 13 Protections, Would Raise Costs for Small Businesses...

https://youtu.be/3xzCwH4nLwI A recently amended job killer, SCA 5 (Hancock; D-Berkeley)/Mitchell; D-Los Angeles), now seeks to undermine the protections of Proposition 13 by unfairly targeting commercial...

Senate Policy Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill Today​​​​

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers, if enacted, will be considered by the...
sb251

Disability Access Reform/Education Bill Still Alive​​​

https://youtu.be/5UwclzN7TXU CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera discusses how SB 251 will help small businesses and limit frivolous ADA lawsuits.​

Costly Employee Retention Mandate Job Killer on the Assembly Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire is awaiting a vote on the...
Job Creators

Senate Judiciary Passes CalChamber-Supported Job Creator Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that incentivizes disability access and education passed one Senate policy committee yesterday and will be heard...

Assembly Labor and Employment Committee Passes Two Job Killer Bills

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee yesterday voted to pass two job killer bills that will lead to increased litigation. The committee passed: AB 359...

Two Job Killers in Assembly Labor and Employment Committee This Week

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills will be considered by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on Wednesday. AB 359 (Gonzalez; D-San...

Assembly Policy Committee Passes Job Killer Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employers

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee yesterday passed a job killer bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu; D-San...

Two Job Creator Bills that Improve Disability Access, Reduce Litigation in Assembly Judiciary Committee...

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills that improve access for disabled customers and limit frivolous litigation against businesses will be heard as...

CalChamber-Supported Job Creator Bill Reduces Costly Employment Class Action Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a “job creator” bill that will address a loophole in state law and help limit frivolous class...

Scheduling Mandate Bill a Job Killer for Employers​​

Legislation imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on retailers has been identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. AB 357​ (Chiu; D-San...