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Clock Is Ticking On Legislative Action to Avert Employer Tax Increase

Like the rest of California society, employers are cautiously hopeful the worst of the pandemic has passed. The wreckage of human life, family health,...

Patchwork Privacy Legislation Continues in Colorado

Colorado passed its Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) earlier this month, bringing a familiar but distinct new privacy regime to the growing patchwork of privacy...

The State Must Act Now to Pay Down Unemployment Insurance Debt

This pandemic created unprecedented unemployment, which was not only devastating to thousands of Californians and their families, but also drained the State’s unemployment insurance...

TODAY: California Officially Re-Opens

Today, California turns the page and officially “re-opens” after what was arguably one of the most difficult and dark years in the state’s history....

As the Smoke Clears, What’s Next for CA’s COVID-19 Emergency Regulation?

As many of you have heard by now, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted revisions to the state’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS or the...

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...

Is Your Company Prepared for California Supply Chain Carbon Emission and Climate Financial Risk...

This year, the California Legislature is considering two major new climate policies. The first would alter the way companies collect, audit, disclose, and set...

New COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Amendments Coming from Cal/OSHA

In a development that every employer in California should be watching closely, Cal/OSHA released the new proposed text (“amendments”) for California’s COVID-19 emergency temporary...

CalChamber Supports Infrastructure Investments for Zero and Low Emission Vehicles; Implores Legislature to Ensure...

Yesterday, the California Chamber of Commerce issued its recommendation that the California Legislature re-authorize the Clean Transportation Program and ensure a level playing field...

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...

CalChamber Wins Landmark Prop 65 Ruling

California businesses scored a landmark victory last week when Chief District Judge Kimberly Mueller of the Eastern District of California granted CalChamber’s motion for...

Here We Go Again

Drought. It’s back. California’s water supply levels are slipping very close to those that existed at the beginning of 2014, which was the start...
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2021 Job Killers – Capitol Insider

For the 21st consecutive year, CalChamber is releasing our Job Killer list that identifies pending legislation that will significantly harm California’s business climate if...

IRS Extends Federal Tax Filing Deadline, California Follows Suit

On March 17, 2021 the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the...

ARB Moves Forward with Electric Vehicle Fleet Purchase Requirements for Businesses

Last week, ARB (Air Resources Board) held a series of online workshops to preview its “Advanced Clean Fleets” rulemaking, the corollary to the Advanced...

Single-Payer Health Care – Brought to You by 40 Million Payers

On February 19, a throng of legislators, led by Assemblymember Kalra, introduced AB 1400, the Guaranteed Health Care for All bill (a.k.a. CalCare, a.k.a....

The First Privacy Agency

There is never a dull moment in the world of privacy policy. An online presence is fundamental to commerce and entertainment in our society...

More than 20 Local Chambers Join CalChamber Letter Opposing Mandated Payroll Increases

Over strong objections from California’s grocers, retailers, restaurants, and chambers of commerce, at least sixteen cities and counties have either passed or are considering...

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,...