Tag: Jennifer Barrera

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...

Moderate Democrats Show Influence in Key Policy Areas

In a democracy, it’s the votes that count. No matter what the polls say before election day, or the pundits say about the make-up...

2021 CalChamber Capitol Summit – Roundtable Discussion

(May 12, 2021) CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg moderates a roundtable discussion with CalChamber Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Martin R. Wilson...

Virtual Townhall Discussion with Senator Tom Umberg

(May 7, 2021) Senator Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) joins CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera and representatives from local chambers of commerce in his...
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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...

Advice, Insight on Diversity in Workplace from Leaders in Private, Public Sectors

“Diversity without inclusion means nothing,” Northrop Grumman Sector Vice President Kevin Mitchell told attendees of a recent California Chamber of Commerce panel webinar that...
Virtual Coffee Chat with Assemblymember Blanca Rubio

Virtual Coffee Chat with Assemblymember Blanca Rubio

https://player.vimeo.com/video/513161316?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 Virtual Coffee Chat with Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (February 12, 2021) CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera moderates a virtual coffee chat with Assemblymember Blanca Rubio. Moderated by Jennifer...

CalChamber Endorses Effort to Open Schools Safely and Soon

The time has come for the Legislature to join Governor Gavin Newsom in finalizing an agreement to reopen California public schools. Governor Newsom has laid...

Finding the Common Ground of Respect

One of the most memorable and impactful bills I have observed in the California legislative process is actually a bill that I didn’t even...

‘Bet on Yourself’: Women Leaders Share Stories of Success, Tips to Propel Women Forward

Five of the state’s top women leaders, representing the private sector and state government, recently joined the California Chamber of Commerce in a panel...

Virtual Coffee Chat with the Honorable Senator Anna Caballero

https://vimeo.com/478725610/493e19a94c Virtual Coffee Chat with the Honorable Senator Anna Caballero (November 12, 2020) CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera moderates a virtual coffee chat with Senator Anna...

Proposition 22 Supports California’s Economic Diversity

The election is a week away and in addition to choosing the next President, there are a number of important initiatives on the ballot...

Three Days Left – One Job Killer Remains

With three days left to either veto or sign the remaining bills on his desk, Governor Newsom has one more Job Killer to consider...

Legislature to California Employers: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

The California Assembly left until the very last minute of its 2020 session one of the most controversial bills of the year. SB 1383...

Job Killer Update: Two Employment Bills Pass to Governor, Veto Requested

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills made it out of the Legislature late last night and are now headed to the Governor's...

Employment-Related Job Killer Bills Remain as End of Session Approaches

Three California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills that will significantly increase labor costs and create more liability for employers are expected to be...

Assembly Committee to Consider Two Job Killer Bills That Will Increase Labor Costs

Two job killer bills that will increase costs and expose employers to potential litigation will be considered by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee...
Capitol Insider

COVID-19 Creates Unprecedented Disruption

The final stretch of the legislative session starts today, and it will be like no other ever experienced. COVID-19 has disrupted everything and the...

Chamber: Potential Expansion of Leave Law Would Hurt Businesses Facing Slashed Profits, Income Amid...

By Sarah Downey in Northern California Record A new bill that would make small businesses subject to the same family leave law as large companies...

Job Killer Bill Establishing New Leave Advances to Assembly

A job killer bill that will overwhelmingly impact small employers and will impose higher costs and additional administrative burdens passed a key legislative hurdle...