Human Resources / Health and Safety

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

COVID-19 In the Workplace — Vaccines on the Horizon

COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions around workplace safety in California and across the nation – and big changes for businesses are on the horizon...

Registration for Virtual 2021 HR Symposium Closes on Thursday

The deadline to register for this year's virtual CalChamber HR Symposium is this Thursday. Register today to avoid missing out on this essential training...

SB 62 Veto Will Protect Jobs for CA Workers

What’s more frustrating than government inefficiency? It’s when that inefficiency results in even higher costs for taxpayers. The most notorious recent example of this is the...

Governor Vetoes Job Killer Bill on Forced Unionization of Ag Workers

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday vetoed a California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that would have eliminated agricultural employees’ democratic right to cast an...

CalChamber Urges Governor to Veto Garment Industry Job Killer Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will increase costs and liability on employers in the garment industry is awaiting action by...

Preparing for New COVID-19 Vaccine Rules

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the upcoming federal COVID-19...

9th Circuit Allows California’s Ban on Mandatory Arbitrations to Proceed

On September 15, 2021 in a split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated a preliminary injunction that prohibited California...

Symposium to Give Key Insights on This Year’s Hottest Workplace Issues

Top HR subject matter experts will discuss some of the most pressing workplace issues for California employers at this year’s virtual CalChamber’s HR Symposium....

Coming Soon: U.S. Emergency Rule Establishing a Large Employer Vaccination or Testing Mandate

On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. Department of Labor through its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working...

Registration Now Open for Virtual CalChamber HR Symposium

Registration is now open for CalChamber's annual HR Symposium. Like last year, this year's event will be held virtually, providing two half days of...

COVID-19: Revisiting Mask Mandates

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss COVID-19...