Tag: Laura Curtis

Job Killer Update: Employment-Related Bill Amended and Removed from List

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill dealing with harassment and discrimination claims has been removed from the job killer list. SB 1300 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara)...

CalChamber Urges Agency to Withdraw Proposed Regulatory Amendments

In a comment letter last week, the California Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups urged the Fair Employment and Housing Council to withdraw...

Job Killer Update: Pay Data Disclosure Bill Amended to Remove Job Killer Status

As a result of recent amendments, a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill dealing with pay data disclosure has been removed from the job killer...
Capitol Insider

Let the Games Begin

The buzz around the Capitol is slowly growing as the Legislature’s summer recess comes to a close. Staffers have retired their jeans and flip...
Job Creators

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill to Protect Harassment Victims Goes to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that protects sexual harassment victims and employers from being sued for defamation has been sent to...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Imposes Additional, Conflicting Mandate on Employers

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill creating another pathway of costly litigation against employers will be considered by the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations...

Job Killer Update: Two Employment-Related Bills in Committee Today

The Assembly Judiciary Committee today will consider two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killers, one dealing with disclosing pay data and the other about...
Capitol Insider

Look Out!!… It’s a Lobbyist Apocalypse

I am new to the lobbying world. It has been an exciting and eye opening transition from practicing law. One of the most unique...

Video: SB 1300 – Removes Legal Standing and Prohibits Release of Claims – Job...

CalChamber Policy Advocate Laura E. Curtis provides the latest information on SB 1300 at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May 23, 2018.

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Protecting Victims/ Employers from Serial Harassers Passes Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment...

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,...

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,...

Capitol Insider: Let’s Talk About Sex

https://capitolinsider.calchamber.com/2018/04/lets-talk-about-sexual-harassment-prevention/

Assembly Policy Committee to Hear CalChamber-Supported Flexible Scheduling Bills

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will provide much-needed scheduling flexibility for employers and employees will be considered in the Assembly Labor and...

Senate Labor Committee to Hear Two Job Killer Bills Today

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills will be heard in the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee today; one deals with releasing...

High Court Decisions Leave Employers with Uncertainty

Labor Law Standards Subject to Interpretation California employers are once again left with uncertainty regarding the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Enforcement Policies and Interpretations...

Is Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

Two Court Cases Review Complex Issue Properly classifying an individual as an employee versus an independent contractor has always been a daunting task for any...

Opposition Stops More Holdover Job Killer Bills

Two job killer bills that remained eligible for consideration this year failed to advance in the Assembly this month. Held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee...

Assembly Appropriations Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill

The Assembly Appropriations Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that subjects employers to costly fines and multiple avenues...