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CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status...

2020 Budget Depends on Borrowing, New Taxes and Congress

The new state budget went into effect on time last week, after Governor Newsom signed 20 bills enacting hundreds of pages of new legislation...
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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...

CalChamber Board of Directors Votes to Support The Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act...

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that it is in support of The Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act Initiative following a vote...

CalChamber-Opposed Bills Await Assembly, Senate Action

With just weeks left before legislators leave Sacramento for summer recess, major bills having a significant impact on business will  be voted on soon...

Job Killer Bill Allowing Local Government to Adopt Stricter Labor Standards to Be Heard...

A job killer bill that would result in chaotic and inconsistent enforcement of wage and hour laws by local jurisdictions by authorizing them to...

Job Killer Bill Will Limit Lending Opportunities for Californians

A bill that will limit the financial opportunities for Californians, further harming the housing market and creating job loss is advancing in the Assembly. AB...

CalChamber Urges Immediate Action to Foster Economic Recovery

Letter Sent to Governor and Legislative Leadership Provides Specific Steps to Speed Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis The California Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to...

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...
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Politics During a Pandemic Leads to Victories for GOP Candidates

California held two runoff special elections on May 12 that produced lopsided wins for the Republican candidates in districts where voter registration, at least...

Job Killer Update: AB 2501 Added to List, 1 Bill Stalled, 1 Bill Removed

A job killer bill that will significantly restrict Californians’ ability to access home and auto loans by placing onerous burdens on lenders, which will...

Job Killer Update: AB 2501 Added to List, 1 Bill Stalled, 1 Bill Removed

The California Chamber of Commerce today added AB 2501 (Limón; D-Santa Barbara) to its Job Killer list. The bill requires lenders to maintain home and...

Governor Lays Out Plan for Solving Record State Budget Deficit

Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed solving a record budget deficit by tapping reserves, borrowing money from special funds, deferring spending and raising some targeted...

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual job killer list yesterday, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would hurt...

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce today released its annual job killer list, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would hurt...

Open for Business: ‘Lower-Risk’ Businesses May Reopen Today

Lower-risk workplaces and businesses such as clothing stores, florists and manufacturers may reopen today with adaptations as California enters the first phase of Stage...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Announcement

The California Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s briefing today: "It appears that the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program provides federally...

Small Employers and New Emergency FMLA

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

Science Provides Hope for COVID-19

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Chief Medical Officer...
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CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg Named to Governor’s Business/Jobs Recovery Task Force

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg will join four former governors and other high-level advisers on an economic recovery task force...