Human Resources / Health and Safety

New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today

Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all emplo​yees in California. In the latest CalChamber Capitol News Report,...

What Happens If You Don’t Have a Written Paid Sick Leave Policy?

Beginning July 1, California employers will be required to begin providing paid sick leave benefits to their eligible employees. We often hear the question:  Do...

Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves with CalChamber-Backed Changes

California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee this week. SB 358...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate in Senate Labor Committee Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire will be considered by the Senate...

Senate Policy Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill Today​​​​

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers, if enacted, will be considered by the...
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Disability Access Reform/Education Bill Still Alive​​​

https://youtu.be/5UwclzN7TXU CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera discusses how SB 251 will help small businesses and limit frivolous ADA lawsuits.​
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CalChamber Board Member Crafts Song/Video to Inspire Gift to Veterans​​​​​​ ​​

 Attorney George David Kieffer, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has composed and directed a song and video to...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate Job Killer on the Assembly Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire is awaiting a vote on the...

Assembly Labor and Employment Committee Passes Two Job Killer Bills

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee yesterday voted to pass two job killer bills that will lead to increased litigation. The committee passed: AB 359...

Two Job Killers in Assembly Labor and Employment Committee This Week

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills will be considered by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on Wednesday. AB 359 (Gonzalez; D-San...

Bill Undermining Workers’ Comp Reforms Goes to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that undermines cost-saving workers’ compensation reforms will be considered next by the full Senate. SB 563 (Pan;...

Two ADA Job Creator Bills Up in Assembly Judiciary Committee Today; Third Reform Bill...

Contact: Denise Davis SACRAMENTO, CA — Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills dealing with ADA compliance will be heard as a special order...

Job Killer Bill Increasing Health Care Costs in Senate Policy Committee​

The Senate Health Committee today will hear a California Chamber of ​​Commerce-opposed job killer health care rate regulation bill. SB 546 (Leno; D-San Francisco) threatens...

13 CalChamber Member Companies Land on ‘Best Places to Work’ in Sacramento List​​​​

Thirteen California Chamber of Commerce member companies were chosen by the Sacramento Business Journal as some of the best places to work in the...
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Capitol Coffee Break: Late for Work?​​

Every now and then, the morning just doesn’t go right and you wind up running late for work. Being late to work is the...

CalChamber in Court: Urges State Supreme Court to Review Independent Contractor Test​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce has filed a letter brief with the California Supreme Court urging it to review and decide what test should...
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Will You Be Mine? Top 10 Problems with Office Romances

Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of chocolates and sweets. And love may be sweetening your workplace, too. In Vault.com’s 2015 Office Romance Survey​, 51 percent...

Unwarranted Emergency Regulation Will Drive Up Health Care Costs​​​

Last week the California Chamber of Commerce formally objected to a proposed emergency regulation that may jeopardize the quality and value of health insurance...

On-Call Rest Periods Are Lawful, Appellate Court Rules

In a victory for California businesses, the 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled in an unpublished opinion that on-call rest periods are lawful. 2nd...
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CalChamber, Coalition Continue to Oppose, Call for More Clarity of Heat Illness Regulation Revisions

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of businesses have submitted comments to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) on proposed...