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Key Labor Law Bills to Watch This Year

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Chris Micheli,...

It’s Time to Rebalance the Power Dynamic in California’s Schools

The best guess by state leaders—and fondest hope for parents—is that California public schools will fully reopen their campuses this fall to all students....

Upcoming Revise to COVID-19 Emergency Rule a Mixed Bag for Employers

Less than 30 Days to Get Ready After months of waiting, California employers now know what the next version of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard...

Education Equity

Education Equity View as PDF Public Schools Need Reopening Strategy, Focus on Disadvantaged Students The summer of 2020 saw an outpouring of sympathy and support for Black...

Vote No on Prop 15: 30 Newspapers Across California Reject Prop 15

In a show of force, 30 newspapers across California have urged their readers to vote no on Proposition 15, the $12.5 billion-a-year property tax...

California Vote by Mail in Safe Hands; Remember to Exercise Your Right to Vote

Democracy’s most sacred right, voting, is already underway in California with all 21 million registered voters having received a mail-in ballot. While voting by mail...

Prop. 65 Warnings for Acrylamide in Food Not Backed by Current Scientific Data, Suit...

If you want to comply with Proposition 65 on Thanksgiving, you will likely need to add an acrylamide cancer warning to pretty much every...

Targeted Taxes

Targeted Taxes View as PDF Push for More Taxes Continues Despite State Budget Surplus Each year, the Legislature considers proposals to increase taxes on a targeted taxpayer....

Proposition 65 Landscape

Proposition 65 Landscape View as PDF Reforms Can Ensure Better Warnings, Protect Business from Shakedown Lawsuits Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of...

U.S.-China Relations

U.S.-China Relations View as PDF Preliminary Deal Lays Groundwork for Further Trade Solutions • Approximately 1.5 million U.S. jobs at risk by China trade battle. • U.S. currently...

Skilled Workforce Is Key to Growth

Skilled Workforce Is Key to Growth View as PDF Filling ‘Skills Gap’ and ‘People Gap’ Essential for Long-Term Prosperity For the first time in recent memory, California...

Tax Credits to Labor Laws. What Everyone Wants from California’s New Governor

By Alexei Koseff in The Sacramento Bee When Gov. Jerry Brown took office eight years ago, he faced crippling budget deficits that required brutal cuts...

CalChamber Reports on Status of Major Business Bills at Close of Session

The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of August 31, when the Legislature began...

Recap at Summer Break Shows Mixed Results

More Battles Ahead When Legislators Return A review of action on major legislation for business before the Legislature began its summer recess on July 6...

2018 Job Killers

The California Chamber of Commerce has released its annual list of job killer bills, calling attention to the negative impact that 29 proposed measures would have on California’s job climate and economic recovery should they become law.

Tariff on Chinese Imports Clouds Trade/Investment Gathering

As President Donald R. Trump’s intention of imposing tariffs on $50 billion of exports from China loomed like a cloud, the Chinese Consul General,...

2017 CalChamber in the News

2017 articles and videos from news sources that mention the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber.) << 2018         2016 >> 2017 December New Business Laws, Including Minimum-Wage Increase, Take...

State-Run Retirement Draft Regulations Exclude Critical Instructions for Employers

Draft regulations for the new state-run retirement savings program, Secure Choice, leave out critical instructions to help employers understand their obligations, the California Chamber...

Fourth Round of NAFTA Negotiations Concludes

The fourth round of talks to renegotiate and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) concluded in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday. The California Chamber...

CalChamber Opposition Helps Stop Two Job Killers in Policy Committees

Opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and the business community helped to stop two job killer bills in their policy committees this week. ...