Tag: Jennifer Barrera

Nail Biter – Dynamex – Capitol Insider

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

Update on Key Bills Affecting California Employers

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...

New Podcast: Stalled and Moving Employment Law Proposals in the Current Legislative Cycle

A number of bills that would have hindered employers in the state have been stopped for the year, but a few others remain. In...

Even Perfect Compliance Can’t Forestall Litigation

In a policy committee hearing last week, a legislator argued that employers need not worry about litigation, liability, or financial settlements, if they just follow the law. If...

For Uber and Lyft Drivers, Reclassification Means Less Flexibility

Last week, an op-ed appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle discussing the fact that executives from Uber and Lyft have come together to address...

CalChamber Podcast: Proposed Expansion of Leaves of Absence Programs

CalChamber has released its 9th episode of The Workplace, a podcast on issues important to California employers and our economy.  The subject of this week’s...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill to Protect Businesses from Predatory Lawsuits Passes

Legislation sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce to help educate businesses and protect them from predatory lawsuits passed an Assembly committee last week with unanimous...

Proposal Would Inflict Hefty Litigation Pricetag

Gender equity in the workplace and more generally in society is basically a no brainer.  However, a bill pending in the Legislature has taken...

New Podcast Features Discussion of Legislative Changes Needed to Fix Privacy Law

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a sweeping privacy law that applies to businesses of all sizes across almost every industry.  Up on...

Dynamex—The Elimination of Independent Contractors?

The California Supreme Court’s April 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles completely changed the way in which...

CalChamber Identifies AB 51 as Job Killer; Full List to Come

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced its first identified job killer of 2019 -- AB 51 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego). The bill, which is scheduled...

Assembly Committee to Hold Informational Hearing on Dynamex Today

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today will hold an informational hearing on the decision issued last April by the California Supreme Court that...

What’s the 411: – Capitol Insider

What is an informational hearing? What is its purpose? Why does the Legislature have these hearings? Informational hearings are a useful way to educate...
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It’s Getting Hot in Here…Maybe Not

Approximately ten years ago, California led the country when it adopted outdoor heat illness regulations that specify safety procedures an employer must take for...
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Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Workplaces

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is in the process of developing regulations to prevent heat illness in indoor workplaces. A California...
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“A new year brings a new chance for reform.”

The Institute of Legal Reform captured this practice of looking back at events in the prior year by publishing its 2018 Top Ten Most...
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School is Back in Session

Wow, that went by fast! Interim is officially over as the Legislature reconvenes today to swear-in all of the members for the new legislative...
2019 Legislative Freshman

Newly Elected State Legislators Make Debut at CalChamber Public Affairs Conference Panels Examine Mid-Terms,...

An opportunity to get better acquainted with members of the 2019 legislative freshman class was among the agenda items at the California Chamber of...

CalChamber Capitol News Report Highlights New Laws for 2019

CalChamber is featuring three new 2019 laws in its latest version of Capitol News Report.  The video provides details about expansion of sexual harassment...
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Get Out and Vote!

An abundance of political ads, ballot initiative mailers, and phone calls urging you to vote are all signs that an election is upon us. ...