Tag: Jennifer Barrera

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...
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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. ...
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Task Force Completes Its Work on Equal Pay

In 2016, SB 358 (Jackson) took effect and became one of the strongest pay equity statutes in the country.  To ensure the proper implementation of...
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No Rest for the Weary: Next Legislative Session Will Bring Big Changes

Now that the Legislature is out for interim and all the veto/signature request letters have been sent to the Governor’s office, many think that...

Independent Contractor Coalition Continues Working for Legislative Solution

The effort to develop a proposal supporting the ability of workers to work independently will continue through the legislative recess. As many employers know, the...
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And That’s a Wrap, with One Job Killer Still Standing

The legislative session came to an end on Friday night. So how did it go? This session, the Legislature addressed a variety of issues...

Bill Limiting Use of Settlement/Arbitration Agreements on Governor’s Desk

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to limit the use of settlement agreements and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims has...

CalChamber Urges Senate to Stop Ban on Settlement/Arbitration Agreements

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to ban settlement agreements and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims is awaiting action by...

CalChamber: State Legislature Needs to Set Standard on Independent Contractor Test

During an interview with KPCC radio yesterday Jennifer Barrera, senior vice president of policy for the California Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the urgent need...
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School’s Out For the Summer

The first week of summer recess for the Legislature, and there is a noticeable change in the Capitol and within a four-block radius outside...

Coalition Fights Expansion of Employment Litigation

Trial Attorneys Benefit from Agreement Ban The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer groups and local chambers of commerce are opposing a job...

Opposition Stops Retroactive Liability for Product Manufacturers, Distributors

A coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce has stopped legislation that would have created an extraordinary new scheme of product liability resulting...