Human Resources / Health and Safety

COVID-19 Positive: Employer Obligations

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

Job Killer Bill Establishing New Leave Advances to Assembly

A job killer bill that will overwhelmingly impact small employers and will impose higher costs and additional administrative burdens passed a key legislative hurdle...

COVID-19: Masks, 6-Foot Rule

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank discuss...

Free Webinar, Resources to Help Employers Foster an Inclusive Workplace

This is an important time when employers and employees must work together to address and bring change to address racial inequality and its impact...

California’s Face Mask Requirements Can Help Keep Businesses Open

It’s been almost two weeks since the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) required Californians to wear a cloth face mask when outside the home, with...
Capitol Insider

CPRA: If You Buy an Elephant, You’ll Also Have to Feed It

Imagine if COVID-19 never happened and I asked you whether California could afford a new multimillion dollar enforcement agency, would you agree? Now imagine...

Vacation Policy Factors to Consider During COVID-19 Pandemic

A consequence of the prolonged shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically reduced travel. As a result,...

New Job Killer Bill Would Devastate Small Employers in California

A bill requiring that all employers provide 12 weeks of protected family leave and includes a private right of action has been labeled a...

CalChamber Adds SB 1383 (Jackson) to Job Killer List

Proposal Will Devastate Small Business in California The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that SB 1383 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) has been identified as a...

Tips for Creating a Return to Work Plan

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

Caveats to Using Virus Monitoring Apps

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

COVID-19: Monitoring Off-Duty Workers

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

Remote Harassment Investigation Tips

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

Lighting Regulation for Outdoor Agriculture Coming Into Effect in July

California businesses are struggling to adapt their markets and workplaces to a post-pandemic world. Like other state regulators, Cal/OSHA is still working on business...
Ballot Box

CalChamber Board Votes to Support Gig Economy Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support the Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act, an initiative that is currently...

Job Killer Bill Increasing Burdens on Garment Industry to Be Considered Tuesday

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will increase costs and impose onerous burdens on garment industry employers will be considered by...

Bill Imposing Headcount Tax on Large Employers Added to CalChamber Job Killer List

Legislation that will discourage hiring and job growth by imposing an employee “headcount tax” on certain employers was added to the California Chamber of...

Job Killer Bills Dramatically Increase Workers’ Compensation Costs

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that will substantially increase workers' compensation costs by establishing a "conclusive presumption" of workplace injury for...

CalChamber Offers Recommendations to Fire Up California’s Economic Recovery

Setting liability limits for employers facing lawsuits over COVID-19 exposure, postponing the 2021 minimum wage hike, and expediting retraining programs for unemployed workers are...

Burdens Created by New Leaves of Absence

Even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and a historic economic shock, the Legislature is considering legislation to increase the cost on employers...