Human Resources / Health and Safety

CalChamber Issues Statement on Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana Supreme Court Decision

The California Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in the case of Viking River Cruises, Inc....

Small Businesses: Register Today for California Family Rights Act Leave Webinar

Last year, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) was expanded to cover business with five or more employees, and these small employers may now...

Record Budget Surplus Calls for Tripling Down on UI Fund Offset

Californians have traveled a bumpy road to post-pandemic recovery, with healthy employment and wage growth on the one hand, but soaring inflation and cost-of-living...

Considerations, Best Practices for Returning to In-Person Work Arrangements

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss hybrid and in-person work...
Leaves of Absence

California Leave Laws Virtual Seminar Kicks Off on Thursday

Unlike most states, California has many unique leave laws. Managing these leaves of absence in compliance with California law can get confusing for even...

7 Job Killer Bills Pass to Second House

Seven California Chamber of Commerce job killer proposals have moved on to the second house, passing a key legislative deadline on May 27 that...

Job Killer Update: 2 Bills Await Action on Assembly Floor

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills face an important deadline Friday and must pass out of the house in which they were...
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Chamber Coalition Announces Support of CARE Court Proposal

Yesterday, the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition made up of 21 chambers of commerce announced their support of a proposal to establish...

CalChamber and 21 Local Chambers of Commerce Announce Support for CARE Court Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce and 21 local chambers of commerce today announced their support for the CARE Court proposal, as embodied in SB...

Job Killer Bill Excusing Workplace Absenteeism Faces Key Deadline

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response faces a key deadline on Friday, when...

The COVID-19 Regulation’s Final Re-Adoption – What Does it Mean Going Forward?

It has been almost a month since the third (and final) readoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was adopted at Cal/OSHA’s...
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CalChamber-Supported Background Checks Bill Awaiting Senate Action

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks will be considered by...

CalChamber Hiring Checklist Makes Onboarding Easy

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

Questions Remain on Workplace Emergency Bill

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss SB 1044 (Durazo; D-Los...

CalChamber Tags AB 1651 as a Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a new job killer bill that imposes onerous reporting requirements, severely limits the use of technology in...

Two Job Killer Bills to Be Considered in Committees Tomorrow

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills will be heard in legislative policy committees tomorrow morning. The Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled to...

Two Approaches to Worker Scheduling

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss AB 2932 (Low; D-Campbell),...

California Set to Keep Workplace Pandemic Rules Through 2022

California workplace regulators are poised to extend mandatory pay for workers affected by the coronavirus through the end of 2022, more than two months...

Job Killer Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Senate Next Tuesday

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...

Job Killer Bill Excuses Workplace Absenteeism, Endangers Worksites

A California Chamber of Commerce-job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response is making its way through the California Legislature. The...