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New Law Creates Supplemental Sick Leave

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

Governor Newsom Issues Order Setting Goal of Phasing Out Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2035

Consistent with climate announcements across the country this week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-79-20 related to issues surrounding vehicular transportation emissions and...

California Aims to Phase Out New Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday issued an executive order that directs the state to require that all new cars and passenger trucks sold within California...

CalChamber Statement on Governor’s Executive Order Phasing Out Gasoline-Powered Cars

The California Chamber of Commerce has issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's executive order on climate change policy, including phasing...

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation with Limited Opportunity for Stakeholder Input

Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19 emergency regulation for industries not already covered...

Longtime Commercial Relations Promote Opportunities to Form Reliable Partnerships

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Toru Maeda, consul general, Consulate General of Japan in San...

CalChamber Companies Lead on Climate Innovation

Reading the news these days, it is easy to get lost in the rhetoric of climate change.  But in California, we’ve long moved past...

New Law Expands CFRA to Small Business

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

To ‘V’ or Not to ‘V,’ That is the Question…

The COVID-19 induced recession of 2020 began with the ferocity of an unexpected tsunami smashing onto the shore—one month the economy was fine, the...

CalChamber Statement on Governor Signing SB 1383 into Law

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed into law SB 1383 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara), which will significantly expand the California Family Rights Act onto employers with...

COVID-19 Laws Employers Need to Know

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

Legislature to California Employers: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

The California Assembly left until the very last minute of its 2020 session one of the most controversial bills of the year. SB 1383...

Employment Law Attorney Joins CalChamber Policy Team

Ashley Hoffman joined the California Chamber of Commerce in August 2020 as a policy advocate specializing in labor and employment and workers’ compensation issues. Before...

California’s Riddling Business Climate

As the clock struck midnight on August 31, one of the most unpredictable legislative sessions in California history came to a close. On the...

How Part-Time Return to Work Affects Employee’s UI Benefits

My employee has been on furlough and collecting unemployment insurance (UI). If I bring her back to work part time, what is the maximum...

California’s Export Trade Resurgent in Latest Numbers

Below are excerpts from Beacon Economics’ monthly California Trade Report, which analyzes data released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division and pinpoints...

Census Deadline Approaches

The unremitting pandemic and economic crises of 2020 have overshadowed what would normally have been a dominant event of community action: the decennial census....

Bill Adds Small Business to CFRA

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

Legislature Fumbles Chance to Boost Economic Recovery

The California Legislature fumbled a chance to boost economic recovery in the state by choosing the easy path: business-as-usual. Facing the three horsemen of the...
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With Power Grid Stretched Thin, CalChamber Urges Conservation

CalChamber is urging its members and all Californians to conserve energy—both commercially and personally—to help avoid power shutdowns during this time of unprecedented high...