Laura Curtis

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Laura E. Curtis served as a CalChamber policy advocate from December 2017 to March 4, 2020. She specialized in labor and employment, workers’ compensation, and regulatory reform issues. Before joining the CalChamber policy team, she was a labor and employment attorney counseling clients on subjects including wage-and-hour disputes, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims, and administrative agency compliance. Curtis holds a B.A. in communications with a minor in political science from the University of California, San Diego. She earned a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she worked on the International Law Journal.

Job Killer Update: Pay Data Disclosure Bill Amended to Remove Job Killer Status

As a result of recent amendments, a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill dealing with pay data disclosure has been removed from the job killer...
Capitol Insider

Let the Games Begin

The buzz around the Capitol is slowly growing as the Legislature’s summer recess comes to a close. Staffers have retired their jeans and flip...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Protecting Victims/ Employers from Serial Harassers

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Job Creators

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A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that protects sexual harassment victims and employers from being sued for defamation has been sent to...

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Job Killer Update: Two Employment-Related Bills in Committee Today

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Capitol Insider

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CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Protecting Victims/ Employers from Serial Harassers Passes Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment...

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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

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High Court Decisions Leave Employers with Uncertainty

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Is Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

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Opposition Stops More Holdover Job Killer Bills

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