Human Resources / Health and Safety

Remember to Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness

As June approaches and temperatures in some areas of California creep into the 90s and even surpass 100 degrees, employers must take appropriate steps...
The Workplace Podcast

Update on California Indoor Heat Regulations

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and Senior Policy Advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the newest developments in...
California Capitol

CalChamber Priority Bills Face Fiscal Deadline Friday

A number of California Chamber of Commerce priority bills await key action in the Legislature this week, with Friday marking the deadline for fiscal...
2024 Job Killers List

3 Job Killer Bills to Be Heard in Assembly Committee Today

Two labor-related California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills and one environmental-related job killer bill are scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Appropriations...

Job Killer Update: 1 Bill Stopped, 1 Bill Stalled

A job killer bill that effectively prohibited consideration of conviction history in employment has been stopped this year after missing a key deadline on...

Job Killer Bill Increasing Unemployment Insurance Taxes Stopped

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that would have hiked unemployment insurance (UI) taxes failed to meet a key deadline on Friday...
The Workplace Podcast

Answering Questions on Displays of Affection, Pronoun Use, Free Speech and More

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment General Counsel Bianca Saad, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Employment...

Job Killer Bill Increasing UI Taxes to Pay Striking Workers in Senate Committee Today

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will increase unemployment insurance (UI) taxes to subsidize striking workers is scheduled to be heard...

US Supreme Court to Hear Homeless Encampments Case on Monday

CalChamber Amicus Brief Argues that State and Local Action Is Necessary to Preserve Economic Vitality of Communities On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Opposing State-Run Health Care System

A large and diverse coalition of 150 California business representatives have joined a CalChamber-led coalition in strong opposition to AB 2200 (Kalra; D-San Jose),...

Webinar to Guide Employers Through California’s New Workplace Violence Law

Non-health care employers in California must create and implement a workplace violence prevention program by July 1, 2024. The new regulation, passed by the Legislature...
The Workplace Podcast

California’s ‘Right to Disconnect’ Bill Raises Concerns

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss a new bill...

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Adopts Indoor Heat Illness Standard in Questionable Vote

After some twists and turns, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) recently voted to adopt its proposed indoor heat illness standard. The...
The Workplace Podcast

Preview of 2024 California Employment Law Legislative Proposals

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts is joined by CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman and Chris...
2024 Job Killers List

Bill Giving UI Benefits to Striking Workers Tagged a Job Killer

A bill that seeks to provide striking workers with unemployment insurance (UI) benefits has been tagged a job killer by the California Chamber of Commerce. SB...
CalChamber Advocacy

CalChamber Adds UI Proposal SB 1116 to Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce has tagged SB 1116 (Portantino; D-Burbank) as a job killer, citing the proposal’s requirement for employers to subsidize striking...
Voting Booth

Prop. 1 — Gavin Newsom’s Mental Health Plan — has Narrow Lead in Early...

California voters by a thin margin are favoring Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $6.4 billion plan to build mental health treatment beds and housing through a...
Voting Booth

California Election Day Is One Week Away

With the 2024 March Primary Election only a week away, early numbers are suggesting a historically low turnout. As of Saturday, only 7% of...

CalChamber Webinar Guides Employers Through Drugs, Alcohol Workplace Policies

California law recognizes the legitimate need to implement and enforce a drug- and alcohol-free workplace and authorizes employers to do so. However, California also...

CalChamber Seeks Review of Privacy Regulations Litigation in CA Supreme Court

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday petitioned the California Supreme Court for review in California Chamber of Commerce v. California Privacy Protection Agency. The case centers on...