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Assembly to Consider Gender Pricing Mandate Job Killer Bill

The full Assembly today may vote on a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer, AB 1576 (Levine; D-San Rafael), which could require businesses to settle...

Some Local Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1

Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes for Employers Although the next increase in the California minimum wage is still six months away, a number of...

Some Local Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1

Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes for Employers Although the next increase in the California minimum wage is still six months away, a number of...

CalChamber Supports Governor’s Plan to Expedite Housing Development

The California Chamber of Commerce supports language proposed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in a budget trailer proposal that allows new market-rate housing...

Job Killer Bill Will Drive Up Prices, Threaten Businesses, Consumers with Litigation

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would increase prices for consumers and businesses who utilize the services of independent contractors will...

Job Creator Bill Encourages Small Business Loan Access

The Senate Appropriations Committee will soon consider a California Chamber of Commerce job creator bill that encourages creation of small businesses by expanding their...

Scheduling Mandate Job Killer in Committee Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill subjecting employers to financial penalties and litigation for changes to an employee’s schedule with less than...

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2016

Latest Capitol News Report calls attention to challenges employers face in coming year The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment...

CalChamber Wins Veto of Overly Broad Bill, Leads Opposition to Misguided Regulations

A quiet legislative year on workplace safety issues still ended in a victory for the California Chamber of Commerce, which also kept busy leading...

CalChamber Stops/Delays/Amends All But 2 Misguided Bills; Backs 1 Signed into Law

Increasing access to health care and prescription drugs was the main priority for state policymakers in 2015. While a number of measures that would...

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...

Governor Takes Action on Two Workers Compensation Bills; Signs One, Vetoes Other

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has taken action on two important workers’ compensation bills, signing one bill that reduces medical disputes and increase timeliness...

Capitol Report: CalChamber-Supported Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Concluded

https://youtu.be/ee6pzpyZs3Q The 12 economies of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) concluded their wide-ranging trade/investment negotiations on October 5. In the latest CalChamber Capitol Report, Susanne Stirling,...

Capitol Report: CalChamber-Supported Gender Equity Pay Bill on Assembly Floor​​

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender will be considered by the full Assembly this week. SB...
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Capitol Report: Job Killer Undermines Prop. 13 Protections, Would Raise Costs for Small Businesses...

https://youtu.be/3xzCwH4nLwI A recently amended job killer, SCA 5 (Hancock; D-Berkeley)/Mitchell; D-Los Angeles), now seeks to undermine the protections of Proposition 13 by unfairly targeting commercial...

CalChamber Capitol Report: California and U.S. Set New Export Record

Newly released trade statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce revealed another record-breaking year in exports for California and the United States. http://youtu.be/4amfXeBqnHI “With more than...
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Capitol Report: U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Reauthorize CalChamber-Supported H.R. 26; CalChamber Urges...

Following strong support voiced by the California Chamber of Commerce, the US. House of Representatives yesterday reauthorized the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Act” (TRIA). The...

CalChamber Capitol News Report: Explains Two Significant New Employment Laws for 2015

Today’s CalChamber Capitol News Report highlights two important new laws that employers need to be aware of in 2015: mandatory paid sick leave and...

New Law Provides Incentive to Bring Aerospace Jobs to California

An economic incentive program to attract new aerospace jobs to California is now in place with the signing of two California Chamber of Commerce-supported...