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U.S. Port Backups Are Extending Into Freight Rail Supply Chains

Port bottlenecks that have tied up U.S. supply chains are spreading from the docks to the country’s freight rail networks, raising costs and adding...

U.S., Taiwan Strengthen Ties at Inaugural Trade Meeting in Washington

This week, representatives of the United States and Taiwan met for the first time on the newly agreed upon trade framework meant to strengthen...

5 Job Killers Still Active Ahead of Policy Committee Deadline

Five California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills await action in the California Legislature this week as Friday marks the last day that policy...

Workers’ Comp Job Killer Proposal Fails to Move

Legislation expanding the presumption that certain diseases and injuries are caused by the workplace failed in an Assembly policy committee this week for lack...

Alert – June 24, 2022

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CalSavers Small Business Deadline One Week Away

Small businesses with five or more employees that don’t offer a qualified retirement plan have only one more week to register with CalSavers, a...

Authors Share Small Business Success Tips from Self-Made Bosses

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera and authors Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg discuss entrepreneurship and share...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Harming Film Industry to Be Heard in Committee Tomorrow

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would drive film industry jobs out of California will be considered by the Senate Labor, Public Employment...

World Trade Organization Pledges to Tackle Reform, Extends Digital Trade No-Tax Pact

The World Trade Organization (WTO) held its 12th Ministerial Conference last week in Geneva after thrice postponing the gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By...

CalChamber Opposes Bill Jeopardizing State’s Music Industry

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would deliver a massive blow to the state’s music industry and drive talent and jobs out of...
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Regulatory Dithering

The California Legislature passes hundreds of new laws every year, many of which require executive branch interpretation and implementation. According to legislative process maven...

Corona Manufacturer Helps Get Employees Back to Work Safely

Chad Miller, a Corona manufacturer, is the 2022 recipient of the California Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate of the Year Award. Miller, director of...

CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Discuss Ways to Collaborate

The 21st annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders was held in person once again following the COVID-19 pandemic....

CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Discuss Ways to Collaborate

Leading the Japanese business delegation were Hironori Kobayashi, president of the Japan Business Association of Southern California (JBA) and vice president general administration in...

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allows Arbitration of Individual PAGA Claims

In a win for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) can be...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana Supreme Court Decision

The California Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in the case of Viking River Cruises, Inc....

Western Hemisphere Leaders Gather in Los Angeles for Summit of the Americas

Leaders from the Western Hemisphere, with a few notable absences, gathered in Los Angeles last week for the Ninth Summit of the Americas. The June...

Virtual Summit Reviews Initial Findings of Maritime Data Initiative Meetings

Initial findings from five months of weekly virtual meetings with maritime and intermodal stakeholders were presented on June 1 at a virtual summit of...

Small Businesses: Register Today for California Family Rights Act Leave Webinar

Last year, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) was expanded to cover business with five or more employees, and these small employers may now...

Record Budget Surplus Calls for Tripling Down on UI Fund Offset

Californians have traveled a bumpy road to post-pandemic recovery, with healthy employment and wage growth on the one hand, but soaring inflation and cost-of-living...