Tag: Jennifer Barrera

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...
Capitol Insider

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...
Capitol Insider

The Suspense is Killing Me!

All of the policy committee hearings at the Capitol are basically done for the first house and now all attention focuses on the fiscal...

Three Job Killers in Committees Today

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee and the Assembly Appropriations Committee today will consider three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills. AB 1761 (Muratsuchi;...

Legislative Preview: Votes to be Cast Today on CalChamber-Sponsored Bill, CalChamber-Opposed Measures

Legislative committee hearings today will give lawmakers a chance to cast votes to protect sexual harassment victims and employers from being sued for defamation,...
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Job Creator Bill Promoting Career Training Education in Committee Today

The Senate fiscal committee will consider today a California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill establishing a public-private partnership program to help prepare students...

Assembly Judiciary Passes Two CalChamber-Opposed Employment Bills

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates yesterday highlighted for the Assembly Judiciary Committee problems with two employment-related bills. Even so, the committee approved, 7-3,...

Protect Harassment Victims, Employers From Defamation Suits

Cross posted in The Ventura County Star In 2016, 554 Californians filed sexual harassment complaints with the state civil rights agency, and many other employees...

The Good and the Bad – Job Creators and More Job Killers

http://capitolinsider.calchamber.com/2018/04/job-creators-and-job-killers/

CalChamber-Backed Bill Helps Minimize California Waste

An Assembly policy committee gave near-unanimous approval this week to a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will reduce the number of surplus household...
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Chambers Urge Stronger Link Between Career Technical Education Funding, Workforce Needs

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce are asking legislators to broaden the criteria for career technical education...

California Chamber Doesn’t Condone Wage Theft

Mark Schacht’s recent op-ed on wage theft (“Let California’s workers recover stolen pay,” Viewpoints, Feb. 9) falsely portrays the California Chamber of Commerce. To be...

Senior Advocate Steps Up to Lead CalChamber Policy Team

Jennifer Barrera, senior policy advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, took over as senior vice president of policy and leader of the policy...

Coalition Stops Proposal to Force Trade Secret Reveals

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of associations have blocked legislation that would have unfairly leveraged California companies into costly settlements...

Governor Vetoes Job Killer

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed a job killer bill that would have imposed a new data collection mandate on California employers and...

CalChamber Seeking Input on Federal Tax Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking member feedback on how the President’s tax proposal will affect their businesses. The framework for the proposal was...