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Free Resources Available to Help Raise Awareness on Importance of COVID-19 Vaccines

California is urging business and community partners to help raise awareness on COVID-19 vaccines and inform others on how they can get vaccinated. Vaccines...

Water Supply and Drought Are Now Californians’ Top Environmental Concern

When asked to name the most important environmental issue facing the state today, Californians are most likely to mention water supply and drought—a shift...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Action on Energy; Threats to Supply Created by High Temperatures and...

The California Chamber of Commerce today welcomed news that Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an emergency proclamation that will result in greater reliability of...

Prop. 65 Virtual Conference to Explore Warning Rules, Acrylamide

Proposition 65 warning rules, acrylamide in food, and small business compliance challenges are among the topics to be discussed at the virtual Prop. 65...

CalChamber Fights Added Burdens on Hotel Industry

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that creates additional burdens and costs on the lodging industry, which was disproportionately impacted by the state shutdowns...

Maine Governor Vetoes PAGA Bill

This article first appeared on the CalChamber Capitol Insider blog. California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has done far more harm than good since its...

California Court Ruling Could Complicate Background Checks

California employers should take note of a recent appellate court case that could complicate employment background checks. When conducting background checks, it’s common to search...

CalChamber, Allies Help Stop Anti-Business Legislation

This legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce identified more than 130 bills that would have increased costs or imposed regulatory burdens on California...

Forced Unionization Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill seeking to force agricultural employees into unionizing awaits action by the full Senate when legislators return from...

Alert – July 23, 2021

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Key Labor Law Bills to Watch This Year

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Chris Micheli,...

Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke Exposure

We’re in the midst of California’s 2021 wildfire season, and given the state’s currently hot and dry climate, the California Department of Forestry and Fire...

Court Rules on Meal Period Premium Pay

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and legislative advocates...

Now is Your Chance to Weigh in on How California Will Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Earlier this month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) kicked off its every-five-years Scoping Plan process with a series of virtual workshops.  CARB spent several...

Travel Industry Poised to Boost California’s Recovery

Summer is traditionally the most popular time for travel in California and with vaccination counts climbing and restrictions being lifted, 2021’s summer travel season...

CalChamber-Hosted Lunch for UK Trade Secretary Provides Opportunity to Reiterate Shared Goals

Technology, agriculture and the California and British economies were among the topics discussed when the California Chamber of Commerce hosted a small luncheon for...

Regional Collaboration Key to Keeping Power Flowing Amid Drought, Heat Waves

In May, when the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued its annual Summer Assessment of the state’s electrical grid, I used the term “guarded...

People’s Referendum Power Under Attack from Legislature

California voters are well acquainted with the initiative and recall, two of their three venerable political accountability powers. The former is a common feature...

Adopting Alternative Work Schedules

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss alternative...

It’s Time to End 2020’s Emergency Tax Increases

In 2020 California passed a budget that reflected dire financial circumstances. A raging pandemic and shuttered economy led politicians and pundits to believe...