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CalChamber, Coalition Urge Congress to Reject Tax Increases on Businesses to Pay for Reconciliation...

A coalition of business groups, including the California Chamber of Commerce, is urging the California Congressional Delegation to reject proposals in Congress to increase...

State Accepting Applications for New Funded Innovation Hub Program

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) is now accepting applications for the Inclusive Innovation Hub (iHub2) Program to incubate and accelerate...

Does Anyone Like the New Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warning?

n July 23, 2021, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a new rulemaking concerning safe harbor warnings under Prop 65...

Get Ready. New Labor Laws Are Coming

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss five new labor laws...

Is Direct Democracy Under Attack in California?

Sometimes it seems that nobody likes California’s direct democracy — except the voters. Some legislators seem to resent it. During the last legislative session (and...

Alert – October 15, 2021

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UI Fund Insolvency and Payroll Tax Increases – Who’s Going to Do Something About...

With the legislative frenzy complete for the year, Sacramento’s policymakers are turning their eyes towards next year’s budget and their next round of legislative...

New 2022 California Employment Laws

This year’s legislative session officially ended with Governor Newsom signing the last batch of bills over the weekend. The COVID-19 pandemic was still challenging...

Commissioner Carl Bentzel Discusses State of US Ports at International Forum

The commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, Carl Bentzel, joined the California Chamber of Commerce on October 5 to discuss the state of U.S....

UI Fund Insolvency and Payroll Tax Increases – Who’s Going to Do Something About...

With the legislative frenzy complete for the year, Sacramento’s policymakers are turning their eyes towards next year’s budget and their next round of legislative...

Legislative Roundup: Priority Bills That Were Signed, Vetoed

Another legislative year came to a close yesterday as Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the last remaining bills waiting on his desk. Out of...

California’s Travel Industry Optimistic on Recovery

This article was written by Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California. With the Sept. 20 announcement that international travel will resume in November,...

California’s Privacy Pickle

On January 1, 2023, California will become the only state to make blanket application of consumer data privacy laws to employment information, including human...

Agenda to Cover Redistricting, 2022 Ballot, Legal Reform and More

New and veteran legislators, pollsters and experts on elections and hot policy topics will gather at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on October...

Californians for Fair Pay and Accountability File Reform Initiative

Organizations, including the California Chamber of Commerce, representing a broad portion of the California business community yesterday filed the “Californians for Fair Pay and...

Breaking Down COVID-19-Related Lawsuits

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman, and employment law attorney Colby Turner...

Jennifer Barrera Takes Charge as CalChamber President/CEO

Starting October 1, Jennifer Barrera is the new president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce. Appointed by the CalChamber Board of Directors in...

Added Burdens for Hard-Hit Hospitality Industry Vetoed

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed legislation opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce that would have imposed additional burdens and costs on the lodging...

Governor Signs 2 CalChamber-Supported Bills That Will Boost Housing Construction

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will boost housing production across California. The bills are part of a suite...

Legislative Mixed Bag: Governor Signs CalChamber Sponsored Legislation, One Job Killer and One Opposed...

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed legislation co-sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce that streamlines procedures in the small employer family leave mediation program...