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State-Run Retirement Savings Plan Gets OK; Mandatory Enrollment Coming in 2020

California employers that don’t already offer a workplace retirement savings vehicle will be required to either begin offering one via the private market or...

Emergency Regulations for Workplace Injuries Reporting Approved

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log (Form...
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New California Workplace Injury Reporting Requirements

In compliance with Federal OSHA requirements, some California employers will be required to annually submit their injury and illness log information to a federal...
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Once Again the Governor Paddles Right

The CalChamber led coalition fought a long and hard battle against a little known bill – AB 2963 (Kalra) which would have had far-reaching implications...
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No Recess for Regulatory Activity at Cal/OSHA

When people think about lobbyists and their engagement in the political process, it usually is focused on legislation. And while CalChamber certainly is engaged...

CalChamber Seeking Changes to Make Panic Button Legislation More Workable

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition continues to seek changes to make more workable a bill that, among other provisions, requires hotels to provide...

Indoor Heat Illness Rule: CalChamber-Led Coalition Proposes Additional Clarity

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition has submitted a fourth set of comments on a fourth draft of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat...
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Cal/OSHA Demystified (sort of)

For most people, the inner workings of Cal/OSHA remain a mystery. I provide here a few insights of how an idea becomes a Cal/OSHA...

Job Killer Update: CalChamber Secures Amendments, Removes Job Killer Status

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer has been amended to remove the job killer tag. Before AB 1761 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance) was amended on May...

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;...

CalChamber-Supported Regulatory Reform Bills Pass Committee

Three California Chamber of Commerce-supported regulatory reform bills passed the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee yesterday with bipartisan support. AB 2087 (Waldron; R-Escondido) enhances...

CalChamber Kills Targeted Tax Proposal in Assembly Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would have imposed a tax on contractors for the privilege of doing business with the Department...

A Day in Capitol Life in April

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Indoor Heat Illness Rules: Keeping Up the Pressure

Latest Draft Still Too Complex, Burdensome While the latest version of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule is improved over prior versions, a...

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...

State-Run Retirement Draft Regulations Exclude Critical Instructions for Employers

Draft regulations for the new state-run retirement savings program, Secure Choice, leave out critical instructions to help employers understand their obligations, the California Chamber...

CalChamber Urges Businesses to Participate in Workshops for State-Run Retirement Program

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to participate in the upcoming workshops to discuss draft regulations for the new state-run retirement savings...

CalChamber, Coalition Warns Proposed Regulations Create New Grounds for Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups are opposing proposed regulations mandating employers respond with job titles and wage information to what...

Governor Rejects Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed a bill that would have allowed organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially...

CalChamber Fighting Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

A California Chamber of Commerce opposed bill that allows organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially unlimited scope of employer...