Human Resources / Health and Safety

Registration Now Open for 2022 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...

CalChamber Calls for Changes to Nonemergency COVID Draft Rule

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s draft proposal to extend the state’s COVID-19 regulation for another two years—with some significant changes from the COVID-19 emergency regulation—still...

California Consumer Privacy Act Will Apply to Employers in 2023

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

Health Net: Expanding Access to Care

This article is part of a series of profiles of CalChamber member companies that are contributing to the state’s economic strength and ability to...

AB 257 Amendments Raise Significant Concerns, Including Whether the Council’s Broad Authority is Constitutional

For the first time ever, an unelected council will both set sweeping standards for a specific industry’s wages, hours, and working conditions that prevail...

School’s Back in Session: Recap of Leaves Available to Working Parents

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts provide a...

AB 257 Will Increase Prices on Consumers; Faces Key Vote in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will increase prices at counter-service restaurants and further burden working families faces a vote in the California...

Survey Shows Return to Office Trends and Employer Attitudes

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership at CBRE Group, Inc....

Wage Theft Does Not Define California’s Private Sector Employers

The issue of “wage theft” has recently gotten some renewed attention in the news. Unfortunately, reporting on this issue often results in creating an...

California Paid Family Leave Grants Available to Eligible Businesses

Eligible small businesses in California may now apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program (PFL). These grants, funded...
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COVID-19 Emergency Regulation to Expire (And Potentially Be Extended) Later This Year

As the legislative cycle reaches its peak frenzy and the fate of 2022’s crop of bills is decided, the regulatory world at Cal/OSHA is...

The Latest Issues Employers Are Asking About on the CalChamber Labor Law Helpline

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the issues employers are...

BizFile Online Offers Centralized Resource for Businesses

CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera joined California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. and other officials at a hybrid news conference on...
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CalChamber-Supported Background Check Bill Will Speed Up Job, Housing Applications

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks will be heard in...
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New Article Shows Record Number of PAGA Filings During COVID-19 Pandemic

While most business operations seemed to slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows that one industry did not: plaintiff’s firms filing lawsuits....

California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act Qualifies for 2024 Ballot

The Secretary of State has announced that the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act qualified for the 2024 ballot on the random sample...

Employers May Need to Update Forms I-9 as COVID-19 Era Policy Ends

As a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) COVID-19-era Form I-9 policy ends, employers need to make sure they have updated their relevant Forms I-9 by July 31, 2022. As previously reported,...

Job Killer Bill Eliminating Secret Ballot Union Elections to Be Considered When Legislators Return...

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that seeks to eliminate an agricultural employee’s democratic right to cast an independent vote in a...
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Governor Signs 3 CalChamber-Supported Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed three California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills: one will extend the availability of workshare programs; one will expand science, technology,...

California Employers Wildfire Smoke Standard Reminder

As wildfire smoke affects the Sierra and foothills, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds employers to take steps to protect their...