Human Resources / Health and Safety

NLRB to Revisit Independent Contractor Test for Third Time in Seven Years

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is inviting public input as to whether it should reconsider its standard for determining the independent contractor status...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Urges Legislature to Adopt $3B UI Debt Payment Budget Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad-based coalition of employer organizations are strongly supporting Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal to help reduce the...

CalChamber Announces 122-Member Coalition Opposed to Single Payer Health Care Proposals

A large and diverse 122-member coalition of California-based organizations is registering formal opposition to CalChamber-identified job killer bills, AB 1400 (Kalra; D-San Jose) and...

CalChamber Announces 122-Member Coalition Opposed to Single Payer Health Care Proposals

A large and diverse coalition of California-based organizations is registering formal opposition to CalChamber-identified Job Killer bills AB 1400 (Kalra, Lee and Santiago) and...

Labor Law Proposals to Keep an Eye On

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss four current state legislative...

Single Payer Bill Advances

AB 1400, California’s Single Payer health care bill, passed out of the Assembly Health Committee last week and is scheduled to be heard in...

New CDPH Guidance Rewrites Quarantine and Isolation Periods for California’s Workplaces

When the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised their quarantine and isolation guidance on December 27th (here), it kicked off a wave of revisions...

U.S. Supreme Court Halts OSHA’s General Employer Vaccine Mandate

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order staying the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency temporary standards (ETS) requiring employers...

CalChamber Tags AB 1400 and ACA 11 as First 2022 Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has tagged AB 1400 (Kalra, Lee and Santiago) and ACA 11 (Kalra and Lee) as its first Job Killer bills of 2022. The...

CalChamber Tags AB 1400 and ACA 11 as First 2022 Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has tagged AB 1400 (Kalra, Lee and Santiago) and ACA 11 (Kalra and Lee) as its first Job Killer...

Federal Large Employer Vaccine Mandate – When Will it Hit California Workplaces?

The federal vaccine mandate for large employers (the “Federal Vaccine Regulation” or “Regulation”) pushed by the Biden administration has been in the news since...

CalChamber Announces Opposition to California Single-Payer Health Care Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce is opposing a bill that will increase taxes and disrupt the health care upon which millions of Californians rely...

CalChamber Statement on AB 1400/ACA 11

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today issued the following statement in response to introduction of a new tax increase proposal: “CalChamber...

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules Update

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie give an update on the...

New COVID-19 Guidance in 2022

Though many workplaces slowed down during the holidays, neither COVID-19’s Omicron variant nor the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) took a moment’s rest....

CalChamber Board Opposes Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to oppose the California Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative, which would require dialysis clinics to...

California Holiday Pay, Time Off Rules

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca Saad discuss California holiday wage and hour issues, including...

Cal/OSHA ETS Readoption to Change Testing, Vaccination, and Exclusion Provisions

This Thursday, Cal/OSHA will vote on the second readoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (the “COVID-19 ETS”) which will govern COVID-19 safety...

CalChamber Board Endorses California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act, a reform initiative that...

CalChamber Board Endorses California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act

The CalChamber Board of Directors has voted to support the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act, a reform initiative that would repeal the...