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Economic Uncertainty, Need to Improve Business Climate Top of Mind for California Voters

California voters are readying themselves to face lean economic times, and want state elected leaders to do likewise, according the latest CalChamber poll, the...

California Economy: a Soft Landing, Or a Mild Recession?

The latest UCLA Anderson Forecast for California offers two potential scenarios for California’s economy — a soft landing led by such factors as more...

Local Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2023

Many California cities will ring in 2023 by increasing their local minimum wage rates. Employers should confirm what cities their employees work in to...
Nicole Wasylkiw

CalChamber Names New Corporate Counsel

Nicole Wasylkiw has joined the California Chamber of Commerce executive team to provide legal advice and guidance on all legal and nonemployment matters affecting...
2023 Required Notices

Eight Employment Notices Have Updates for January 1, 2023

In California, every business is required to post not only the Wage Order(s) that apply to its operation and the Minimum Wage Order where...
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Colds, Flus, RSV: What Can California Employers Do?

After COVID-19 dominated our lives for the last few years, other highly contagious respiratory illnesses — like colds, flus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)...
Commentary by Jennifer Barrera

California Must Fix Labor Laws to Reflect Shift to Remote and Hybrid Work Arrangements

Any question about whether remote work would continue after pandemic-related shutdowns ended has been answered: work from home is here to stay. The fact that...

California Finance Department Spokesperson Explains How State Went From Record Budget Surplus to Possible...

California is no stranger to economic booms and busts. But 2022 may be a prime example of how quickly and drastically the state's fiscal...
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CalChamber, 400 Groups Urge Immediate Action to Avert Rail Strike

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 400 other organizations are urging Congress to take action in the face of a looming rail...
The Workplace Podcast

Best Practices for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and diversity and inclusion consultant Jonathan Mayes discuss best practices for...

2023 Employment Law Updates Seminar Dates Released; Sign Up Today

California's legislative session in 2022 was quite active and Governor Gavin Newsom signed numerous bills into law that will have a broad impact on...

Another California Desalination Plant Approved — the Most Contentious One Yet

The California Coastal Commission tonight approved another desalination plant, despite citing its high costs, risks to Monterey Bay’s environment and “the most significant environmental...
APEC

San Francisco Announced as Host City for Asia-Pacific Leaders Meeting in Fall 2023

On Friday, November 18 at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Annual Leaders Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, U. S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced that...

CalChamber Applauds News of San Francisco Selected as Host City for Asia-Pacific Leaders Meeting...

On Friday, November 18, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Annual Leaders Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced that during...
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Election 2022: First Look at Open Senate Seats as Ballot Counting Continues

An old idiom, “It’s all over but the shouting,” may have found an election corollary in California: “It’s all over but the counting.” The November...
Brady Van Engelen

CalChamber Welcomes New Policy Advocate on Energy Issues

Brady Van Engelen has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate specializing in energy issues. He also leads CalChamber advocacy on...
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CalChamber Urges Congress to Reauthorize Trade Program, Refund Billions in Tariffs

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to reauthorize a U.S. trade program that has saved companies billions of dollars...

Eligible Employers: Sign Up for CalSavers Now to Avoid Penalties

Employers with five or more employees in California are required to sponsor a retirement plan or sign up their workers for CalSavers, the system...
The Workplace Podcast

Recruiting Best Practices for a Post-COVID-19 Job Landscape

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and best-selling author and recruiting expert Rikka Brandon discuss hiring best...