Tag: 2015 Job Killers

CalChamber Opposition Stops 2015 Job Killer Holdovers

A number of California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills first identified in 2015 appear to be dead for this year after missing legislative...

Dan Walters: Business Does Well in Capitol

By Dan Walters in The Sacramento Bee The Capitol’s longest running conflict, as often noted in this space, pits business and employer groups against labor...

CalChamber Steers Helpful Bills into Law, Stops Costly Mandates, Secures Changes

The 2015 legislative year was very active in the labor and employment policy arena. Overall, the California Chamber of Commerce was very successful with...

Final Status Report Reflects Impact of CalChamber Advocacy

The California Chamber of Commerce has published its final status report on the top priority bills for California’s business community, showing the ultimate fate...

CalChamber Stops 18 of 19 Job Killer Bills

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday vetoed the two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills on his desk. In 2015, CalChamber identified 19...

Brown Should Veto Bill That Would Blow Up Process That Works

​Cross posted in The Sacramento Bee Assembly Bill 465 attempts to provide a blanket prohibition of all mandatory employment arbitration agreements made as a condition...

CalChamber Stops 16 Job Killer Bills

As the 2015 legislative session came to a close late Friday evening, 16 of 19 identified job killer bills had been effectively stopped through...

Job Killer Bill Stopped on Assembly Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would have shut down hazardous waste facilities and resulted in the export of waste to...

SB 406: Job Killer Threatens Us With More Litigation and Costs for Small Business

(Cross posted in Fox and Hounds Daily) A workplace is most successful when an employer will want to do what it takes to keep a...

Assembly Considering Bills to Shut Down Hazardous Waste Facilities, Disregard Environmental Protocols

Two bills opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce could shut down hazardous waste facilities and make the permitting process more burdensome. If passed into...

Assembly to Consider Job Killer Creating An Expansive 12-Week Protected Leave on Small Businesses

​A California Chamber of Commerce opposed job killer bill that would drastically expand a California 12-week protected leave of absence to small employers with...

Legislative Update: Fiscal Committees Clear Files; One Job Killer Held in Committee

The Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees cleared their files yesterday, holding one job killer, and moving four to the Assembly Floor. In addition, three...

Job Killer Bill One Vote Away from Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that if enacted could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers has passed the...

Action Needed: Help Stop Five Job Killer Bills from Reaching Floor

​The California Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to contact their Assembly representatives to help stop five job killer bills from reaching the Assembly...

CalChamber-Opposed Job Killer Awaits Senate Vote

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that if enacted could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers as well as...

Legislature Returns from Summer Recess to Consider Job Killer, Job Creator Bills

The California State Assembly and Senate return today from their month-long summer recess and will consider the remaining job killer and job creator bills...

Job Killer Vote Record Shows Success, Challenges

​The California Chamber of Commerce presents a recap of floor votes on job killer bills before legislators went on their summer break. Although opposition from...

Job Killer Update: 10 Bills Still Alive Following Policy Committee Deadline

​As of today, the deadline for bills to pass policy committees and move to the floor, seven Senate job killer bills and two Assembly...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate Job Killer Bill Headed to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire has passed the Legislature and is...

Climate Change Job Killer Bills Carry Huge Economic Risks

​Two job killer bills dealing with climate change that defy common sense and ignore economic realities are set to be heard in the Assembly...