Tag: Ashley Hoffman

NLRB to Revisit Independent Contractor Test for Third Time in Seven Years

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is inviting public input as to whether it should reconsider its standard for determining the independent contractor status...

Labor Law Proposals to Keep an Eye On

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss four current state legislative...

Vaccine Mandates May Conflict with Civil Rights Laws

Beginning this week, Los Angeles will start enforcing its ordinance requiring certain businesses to request proof of vaccination from customers. San Francisco implemented a...

Consultation Unit Would Protect Both Workers and Employers

A recently filed initiative titled “the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act,” would in addition to reforming the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), create a...

Legislature Has Opportunity to Stop Trend of Expanding Statutory Joint Liability by Defeating AB...

The concept of statutory joint liability has been around for years, but recent trends in the California Legislature show that its popularity is growing. Current...

Get Ready. New Labor Laws Are Coming

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss five new labor laws...

Breaking Down COVID-19-Related Lawsuits

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman, and employment law attorney Colby Turner...

Added Burdens for Hard-Hit Hospitality Industry Vetoed

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed legislation opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce that would have imposed additional burdens and costs on the lodging...

SB 62 Veto Will Protect Jobs for CA Workers

What’s more frustrating than government inefficiency? It’s when that inefficiency results in even higher costs for taxpayers. The most notorious recent example of this is the...

Governor Vetoes Job Killer Bill on Forced Unionization of Ag Workers

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday vetoed a California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that would have eliminated agricultural employees’ democratic right to cast an...

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...