Tag: Labor and Employment

Court Rules on Meal Period Premium Pay

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and legislative advocates...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Increasing Workers’ Comp Costs to Be Heard in Committee on Tuesday

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will severely alter the workers' compensation system and increase business costs will be considered by the Assembly...

Have You Registered with CalSavers Yet?

Eligible California employers with at least five employees may now register for the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program (CalSavers), and must do so by June...

Legislative Action Can Avert Tax Hike on State Employers

Like the rest of California society, employers are cautiously hopeful the worst of the pandemic has passed. The wreckage of human life, family health,...

Garment Industry Job Killer Moves Forward in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that increases costs and liability for nonunionized employers in the California garment manufacturing industry passed the...

Law Giving Unions Access to Private Property Ruled Unconstitutional

A Supreme Court victory was handed down to employers yesterday in a case filed by two California agriculture businesses who challenged a state law...

New COVID-19 Workplace Rules Explained

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law experts Robert Moutrie and Matthew...

California Drops Workplace Mask Rule for Vaccinated Workers

California regulators on Thursday approved revised workplace pandemic rules that allow employees who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus the same freedoms as when...

CalChamber Issues Statement on New Cal/OSHA Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce has issued the following statement in response to action today by Cal/OSHA and Governor Gavin Newsom: “We are grateful for...

As the Smoke Clears, What’s Next for CA’s COVID-19 Emergency Regulation?

As many of you have heard by now, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted revisions to the state’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS or the...

Cal/OSHA Delays Vote on COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Amendments

Employers will have to wait a little longer to know what is coming for California’s COVID-19 workplace emergency temporary standard (ETS). The California Division...

California Senate Should Once Again Reject Creating a New, Unwarranted Workers’ Compensation Presumption

The Senate will soon be asked to vote on SB 213 (Cortese), a CalChamber Job Killer, which would set a dangerous precedent in the...

Tips for Fostering Work-Life Balance

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss ways...

Webinar Provides Clarity to California’s Precise Rules for Meal, Rest Breaks

Recorded Webinar Now Available The California Chamber of Commerce is offering a webinar that provides clarity to meal and rest break requirements. In “Like Clockwork...

Wage Theft Already is a Crime in California

California employers must navigate the nation’s toughest labor and employment laws. Long before the introduction of AB 1003 (Gonzalez), California already deemed wage theft...

What Employers Are Asking Right Now

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss some...

Three Bills Added to CalChamber Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce  added three bills to its annual list of job killer legislation yesterday. The additions bring the 2021 Job Killer...

Legislature Circumvents Policy Committees by Establishing Hospitality Industry “Right to Recall”

On April 16, 2021, Governor Newsom signed SB 93 establishing a “right to recall” requirement for certain hotels, private clubs, event centers, airport hospitality...

New Supplemental Leave in Effect Now

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Benjamin Ebbink,...

CalChamber Releases 2021 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual job killer list yesterday, which includes 18 bills that would place California employers and the state’s...