Tag: Labor and Employment

New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations this week relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. These regulations...

Criminal History Regulations: CalChamber Seeks Rejection

The California Chamber of Commerce is asking the state Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to reject proposed regulations that create confusion regarding when employers...

Employee Walkout? Work It Out

Quite a few news reports discuss recent employee walkouts across the country in protest of federal policies, such as the recent “Day Without Immigrants”...

Job Killer Bill Hampers Ability to Manage Workforce Effectively

Small businesses and job seekers will be hurt by an attempt to base a statewide law on a couple of local ordinances. AB 5...

Job Killer Mandates New Leave of Absence

A more expansive version of a job killer bill vetoed last year has been reintroduced. The California Chamber of Commerce has identified SB 63...

CalChamber-Opposed Job Killer Expands Employment Litigation

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that could increase costs and the risk of litigation for California employers has been reintroduced. SB 62...
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Governor Signs Bill Directing Development of Indoor Heat Illness Standard

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a bill directing Cal/OSHA to adopt a regulation to prevent heat illness for indoor workers. SB 1167 (Mendoza;...

CalChamber Encourages Governor to Veto Duplicative Heat Illness Bill

The Legislature has sent to the Governor a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that unnecessarily duplicates current requirements by directing Cal/OSHA to adopt a...

Assembly to Consider Duplicative Heat Illness Bill

The Assembly will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that unnecessarily duplicates current regulations by directing Cal/OSHA to adopt a regulation for indoor workers...

Job Killer Vote Record Shows Success, Challenges

​The California Chamber of Commerce presents a recap of floor votes on job killer bills before legislators went on their summer break. Although opposition from...

Rx for Paid Sick Leave: Amendments Effective Immediately

On July 13, the Legislature passed “clean up” amendments to the paid sick leave law – the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014....

Clarifying California’s Sick Leave Law: Employers Must Have Policy in Place to Cap Sick...

In the midst of much misinformation and confusion, yesterday, July 1, marked the day California employers were required to begin providing paid sick leave...

Clarifying California’s Sick Leave Law: Employers Must Have Policy in Place to Cap Sick...

Contact: Denise Davis SACRAMENTO, CA — In the midst of much misinformation and confusion, July 1, 2015 marks the day California employers will be required...

New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today

Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all emplo​yees in California. In the latest CalChamber Capitol News Report,...

What Happens If You Don’t Have a Written Paid Sick Leave Policy?

Beginning July 1, California employers will be required to begin providing paid sick leave benefits to their eligible employees. We often hear the question:  Do...

CalChamber Urges Action on Bills Awaiting Assembly/Senate Votes

Many bills opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce have moved through legislative committees and could come to a vote of the entire Assembly...

Assembly Labor and Employment Committee Passes Two Job Killer Bills

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee yesterday voted to pass two job killer bills that will lead to increased litigation. The committee passed: AB 359...

Two Job Killers in Assembly Labor and Employment Committee This Week

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills will be considered by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on Wednesday. AB 359 (Gonzalez; D-San...

Assembly Policy Committee Passes Job Killer Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employers

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee yesterday passed a job killer bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu; D-San...

Policy Committees to Consider Four Job Killer Bills Today

Four California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills will be heard in policy committees today. Increased Labor C​​osts ​AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) Predictable...