Tag: Capitol Insider

Cal/OSHA ETS Readoption to Change Testing, Vaccination, and Exclusion Provisions

This Thursday, Cal/OSHA will vote on the second readoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (the “COVID-19 ETS”) which will govern COVID-19 safety...

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...

California Should Reinstate Suspended Tax Credits with Another Historic Budget Surplus Coming

It’s hard to believe, but a little more than a year-and-a-half ago California’s financial prognosticators thought the state was barreling into a $54 billion...

Privacy in China

China drafted its new privacy legislation, in part, after the European GDPR, in order to better compete against American companies. Modeled primarily after the...

Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Released – Cal/OSHA to Pass Similar Version This Month

Today, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their draft COVID-19 vaccine emergency regulation for employers with 100 or more employees. The...

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...

Does Anyone Like the New Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warning?

n July 23, 2021, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a new rulemaking concerning safe harbor warnings under Prop 65...

UI Fund Insolvency and Payroll Tax Increases – Who’s Going to Do Something About...

With the legislative frenzy complete for the year, Sacramento’s policymakers are turning their eyes towards next year’s budget and their next round of legislative...

California’s Privacy Pickle

On January 1, 2023, California will become the only state to make blanket application of consumer data privacy laws to employment information, including human...

COVID-19 In the Workplace — Vaccines on the Horizon

COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions around workplace safety in California and across the nation – and big changes for businesses are on the horizon...

CARB Releases Draft Advanced Clean Fleets Language-Public Comment by September 27

If you are a medium to large company, have over fifty trucks, or transport a lot of goods in California, zero emission vehicle (ZEV)...

Repeat Proposals Make It to Governor’s Desk

On September 10, the first year of California’s two-year legislative session ended with over 800 bills being sent to the Governor where they will...

Global Privacy Controls Are Subject to The California Administrative Procedure Act

The California Attorney General may have created an underground regulation when it updated the Frequently Asked Questions section of its website to establish a...

CalChamber Companies Take Action to Maintain Grid Reliability; Governor Announces Compensation for Demand Reduction

When called on to take immediate emergency action to conserve energy by Governor Newsom, CalChamber members responded, helping to avert rolling blackouts and keep...

State Board of Equalization Holding Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing on August 24

On August 24, 2021, the State Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing virtually, starting at 10:00 a.m. According...

Clearing Confusion About Current COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

With COVID-19 cases back on the rise and mitigation strategies, like face covering mandates, back, it feels like we have jumped into a time...

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...

Now is Your Chance to Weigh in on How California Will Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Earlier this month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) kicked off its every-five-years Scoping Plan process with a series of virtual workshops.  CARB spent several...

It’s Time to End 2020’s Emergency Tax Increases

In 2020 California passed a budget that reflected dire financial circumstances. A raging pandemic and shuttered economy led politicians and pundits to believe...