Tag: Legal Reform

Private Attorneys General Act in Need of Reform – Capitol Insider

  Last May, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) highlighted “key insights” in its budget change proposal to the Legislature. The unstated, but inevitable...

First Entries on 2020 Job Killer List Similar to Previous Failed Proposals

Yesterday, the California Chamber of Commerce named two recently introduced bills as 2020 job killers. The bills are very similar to prior versions also identified...

CalChamber Hails Ruling Invalidating AB 51

The California Chamber of Commerce today welcomed a ruling by United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halting enforcement of and invalidating in full...

Temporary Restraining Order Granted Against AB 51

Today, in a lawsuit filed by CalChamber and a business coalition challenging the constitutionality of AB 51, District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller granted a...

California Has One of Worst Lawsuit Climates in Country, Business Survey Shows

California has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, affecting companies’ decisions on whether to do business in the state, according to...
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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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A Change in Climate

On June 27, as I board a plane in Sacramento for a long overdue reunion with some of my favorite Hoosier jurists after my...

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,...

Governor Preserves Evidentiary Standards for Elder Abuse

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr yesterday vetoed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would have made it easier for plaintiff’s attorneys to attempt...

California’s Lawsuit Climate Rank Ties All-Time Low

For the third time since 2012, California’s lawsuit climate ranked No. 47 out of 50 in the national survey by the U.S. Chamber Institute...

Taxation, Labor Law and Arbitration Update

https://youtu.be/oL12aHjOhtQ CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera provides the latest information on taxation, labor law and arbitration bills at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May...

Assembly Job Killer Update: 1 Passes, 1 Delayed to Next Year, 1 on Assembly...

The Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday passed one job killer bill along for consideration by the full Assembly and delayed consideration of another job...

Governor Vetoes Disincentive to Settle Litigation

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently vetoed a former job killer bill that would have prohibited use of release clauses, thereby discouraging parties from...

California’s Lawsuit Climate Rank Ties All-Time Low

California’s lawsuit climate is among the worst in the country at number 47 out of 50, tying its all-time low ranking in 2012,...

Job Creator Bill to Limit Frivolous, Costly Litigation on Senate Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that aims to limit frivolous, costly litigation is awaiting a vote on the Senate Floor. The bill,...

CalChamber-Opposed Job Killer Awaits Senate Vote

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that if enacted could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers as well as...

Senate Judiciary Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill Today

A job killer bill that could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers, if enacted, will be considered by the Senate Judiciary...

Senate Policy Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill Today​​​​

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers, if enacted, will be considered by the...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate Job Killer on the Assembly Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire is awaiting a vote on the...

CalChamber in Court: Urges State Supreme Court to Review Independent Contractor Test​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce has filed a letter brief with the California Supreme Court urging it to review and decide what test should...