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California’s Face Mask Requirements Can Help Keep Businesses Open

It’s been almost two weeks since the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) required Californians to wear a cloth face mask when outside the home, with...

Signed Budget Package Raises Taxes, Awaits Action by Congress

Governor Gavin Newsom signed 20 bills on Monday that established and implemented the 2020–21 state budget. Even after enacting hundreds of pages of new...
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CPRA: If You Buy an Elephant, You’ll Also Have to Feed It

Imagine if COVID-19 never happened and I asked you whether California could afford a new multimillion dollar enforcement agency, would you agree? Now imagine...

Tips for Fostering Workplace Diversity

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Albertsons Companies Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Chief...

Landmark U.S.-Mexico Canada-Agreement Brings Modernized Rules to Trade on July 1

Long-awaited recognition of the impact of technology on trade in North America will come into force on July 1 when the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

Vacation Policy Factors to Consider During COVID-19 Pandemic

A consequence of the prolonged shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically reduced travel. As a result,...

CalChamber Alert – June 26, 2020

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New Job Killer Bill Would Devastate Small Employers in California

A bill requiring that all employers provide 12 weeks of protected family leave and includes a private right of action has been labeled a...

CalChamber Adds SB 1383 (Jackson) to Job Killer List

Proposal Will Devastate Small Business in California The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that SB 1383 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) has been identified as a...

Tips for Creating a Return to Work Plan

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

Africa Gearing Up to Finalize Trade Bloc While U.S. Eyes Agreement with Kenya

Trade and investment opportunities in Africa are in the spotlight this summer as the African nations prepare for final implementation of their free trade...

Tourism Industry Preparing Itself for Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has snuffed out 10 years of economic growth in California’s travel and tourism industry. The fallout from this crisis is not...

Key to Re-Opening Economy – Liability Protection

As businesses throughout the state start to re-open, there is a looming question as to whether it is safe. Consumers want to resume a...

Caveats to Using Virus Monitoring Apps

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Help Childcare Providers

California’s economy is slowly reopening, indicated by increased sales, fewer unemployment claims, and more traffic. But many residents who cannot work from home may...

COVID-19: Monitoring Off-Duty Workers

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the...

Post-COVID-19 Economy: Case for the ‘V’

Overview: Is Hysteria the New Normal? The good news is that the number of new, confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States has,...

The Private Sector Cannot be California’s Safety Net

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

CalChamber Raises Questions on Feasibility of Wildfire Smoke Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

Legislature Should Reject Changes to Cap and Trade that Would Increase Price Without Emissions...

The Legislature is considering today a substantial and harmful change to the cap-and-trade market a mere 18 months after the Air Resources Board completed...