Tag: Jennifer Barrera

Job Killer Bill Increasing Burdens on Garment Industry to Be Considered Tuesday

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will increase costs and impose onerous burdens on garment industry employers will be considered by...

Job Killer Bills Dramatically Increase Workers’ Compensation Costs

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that will substantially increase workers' compensation costs by establishing a "conclusive presumption" of workplace injury for...

Job Killer Bill Allowing Local Government to Adopt Stricter Labor Standards to Be Heard...

A job killer bill that would result in chaotic and inconsistent enforcement of wage and hour laws by local jurisdictions by authorizing them to...

CalChamber Offers Recommendations to Fire Up California’s Economic Recovery

Setting liability limits for employers facing lawsuits over COVID-19 exposure, postponing the 2021 minimum wage hike, and expediting retraining programs for unemployed workers are...

Burdens Created by New Leave of Absences

Even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and a historic economic shock, the Legislature is considering legislation to increase the cost on employers...

Job Killer Update: AB 2501 Added to List, 1 Bill Stalled, 1 Bill Removed

A job killer bill that will significantly restrict Californians’ ability to access home and auto loans by placing onerous burdens on lenders, which will...

Benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Available to Employees Who Have Symptoms or...

As a part of his roadmap to reopening the economy, California Governor Newsom recently raised the issue of a wage replacement mandate on businesses...
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Coronavirus Impacts State Legislature and Business

The impact of the coronavirus is being felt all throughout the state, country, and world. Just yesterday, Governor Newsom requested the home isolation of...

Private Attorneys General Act in Need of Reform

To identify flaws in the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), reformers need look no further than comments from the state agency assigned to...

Private Attorneys General Act in Need of Reform – Capitol Insider

  Last May, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) highlighted “key insights” in its budget change proposal to the Legislature. The unstated, but inevitable...

U.S. District Court Ruling Invalidates AB 51

On Friday, January 31, United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller issued a ruling halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a...
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Success! Ruling Invalidates AB 51

On Friday, January 31st, United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller issued a ruling halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a...

AB 51 Litigation Update: Court Grants CalChamber’s Request for Temporary Restraining Order

A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order to prevent AB 51 from going into effect on January 1. A hearing for...

Temporary Restraining Order Granted Against AB 51

Today, in a lawsuit filed by CalChamber and a business coalition challenging the constitutionality of AB 51, District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller granted a...

New Privacy Initiative Aimed at November Ballot

A new consumer data privacy initiative backed by the proponent of the measure that led to adoption of the state’s broad privacy law will...
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Voters May Decide Fate of “Gig” Drivers and Delivery Workers

Last week, a much-anticipated initiative was filed regarding independent contractor status for transportation network drivers and delivery network drivers/couriers in the gig economy. The initiative...

Voters May Decide Fate of “gig” Drivers and Delivery Workers – Capitol Insider

Last week, a much-anticipated initiative was filed regarding independent contractor status for transportation network drivers and delivery network drivers/couriers in the gig economy. The...

Mixed Bag

The Governor finished signing/vetoing all bills yesterday. CalChamber was tracking 62 bills on his desk, 32 support and 30 opposed. So how...
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The Grand Finale: Legislative Session

The legislative session ended at approximately 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning – the early hour was largely due to a significant delay in proceedings on...

More Exemptions Needed on Bill Codifying Independent Contractor Test

There are three weeks left in the legislative session and one of the most common questions I get multiple times on a daily basis...