Tag: Ashley Hoffman

End of Session Update: Two Job Killer Bills Sent to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will eliminate an agricultural employee's right to cast an independent vote in secret union ballot...

CalChamber Fights Added Burdens on Hotel Industry

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that creates additional burdens and costs on the lodging industry, which was disproportionately impacted by the state shutdowns...

Maine Governor Vetoes PAGA Bill

This article first appeared on the CalChamber Capitol Insider blog. California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has done far more harm than good since its...

Forced Unionization Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill seeking to force agricultural employees into unionizing awaits action by the full Senate when legislators return from...

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,...

Court Rules on Meal Period Premium Pay

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and legislative advocates...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Increasing Workers’ Comp Costs to Be Heard in Committee on Tuesday

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will severely alter the workers' compensation system and increase business costs will be considered by the Assembly...

Garment Industry Job Killer Moves Forward in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that increases costs and liability for nonunionized employers in the California garment manufacturing industry passed the...

Law Giving Unions Access to Private Property Ruled Unconstitutional

A Supreme Court victory was handed down to employers yesterday in a case filed by two California agriculture businesses who challenged a state law...

California Senate Should Once Again Reject Creating a New, Unwarranted Workers’ Compensation Presumption

The Senate will soon be asked to vote on SB 213 (Cortese), a CalChamber Job Killer, which would set a dangerous precedent in the...

‘Right to Recall’ Mandate Circumvents Policy Process

Now in effect is a new law establishing a “right to recall” requirement for certain hotels, private clubs, event centers, airport hospitality operations, and...

Wage Theft Already is a Crime in California

California employers must navigate the nation’s toughest labor and employment laws. Long before the introduction of AB 1003 (Gonzalez), California already deemed wage theft...

Legislature Circumvents Policy Committees by Establishing Hospitality Industry “Right to Recall”

On April 16, 2021, Governor Newsom signed SB 93 establishing a “right to recall” requirement for certain hotels, private clubs, event centers, airport hospitality...

California Labor Law Predictions

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

Federal Labor Law Changes to Expect

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

California Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Proposition 22

California voters passed Proposition 22 in November by a 59% majority. The ballot measure classified app-based drivers for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Postmates,...

Policy Briefing – Workers’ Compensation – Beyond COVID

(January 29, 2021) Moderated by Ashley Hoffman, CalChamber policy advocate, the briefing featured presentations by experts on workers’ compensation and how presumptions on whether a...

Labor Laws Should Be Updated to Reflect Shift Towards Telecommuting

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have been working from home since March with no end in sight. This has led...

“Right to Recall” Job Killer Bill Vetoed as Deadline to Act on Legislation Comes...

As the September 30 deadline to act on bills drew to a close, Governor Newsom vetoed the remaining CalChamber Job Killer. AB 3216 (Kalra)...

COVID-19 Laws Employers Need to Know

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