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Cal/OSHA Seeks Exemption from Economic Impact Analysis of Proposed Rules

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could increase Cal/OSHA costs for employers will be considered by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today. SB...

Immigration Bill Could Create Employer Liability

The Assembly fiscal committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that puts employers in a no-win situation between federal immigration enforcement...

Assembly Committee OKs Targeted Tax on Contractors

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that imposes a tax on companies that do business with California’s prison systems passed the Assembly...

Indoor Heat Illness: Coalition Criticizes Draft Rule as Too Complex, Burdensome

A coalition of employer groups led by the California Chamber of Commerce recently detailed its objections to a draft regulation to prevent heat illness in...
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Assembly Policy Committee to Hear Job Creator Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill providing small businesses with the tools and resources needed to comply with California’s regulations will be...

CalChamber-Supported Expert Appointed to Cal/OSHA Standards Board

With the support of the business community and the California Chamber of Commerce, Chris Laszcz-Davis was appointed yesterday to the California Occupational Safety and...

CalChamber Reiterates: Immigration Reform Critical for California’s Economic Future

The California Chamber of Commerce has a longstanding position as a proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, which is crucial to California’s economic future. California is...

Questions Remain for Implementing State-Run Retirement Savings Program

Numerous questions remain about how the new state-run retirement savings program will be implemented, but it is critical that everyone be educated about their roles to make the...
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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-Sought Amendments Protect Employers from Liability for Retirement Plan

Strong concerns expressed by the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce and other employer groups resulted in amendments...

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 Update: CalChamber Identifies Two More Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified two additional job killers. This brings the list total to 24 bills. Gut and Amend SB 654 (Jackson; D-Santa...

Senate to Consider Unnecessary Mandate

The Senate will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that imposes new unnecessary and burdensome duties on employers related to the employer’s written...

Career Technical Education Bill Moves in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help the state meet future workforce needs passed an Assembly policy committee last week with unanimous support. SB...

CalChamber Seeks Stronger Accountability in Rulemaking

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill to strengthen the accountability and transparency of the state’s regulatory process will be considered soon by an Assembly...

More Analysis Needed on State-Run Retirement Savings Program

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups say more analysis is needed before the state proceeds with developing a retirement...

Federal Unemployment Insurance Taxes: California Employers Paying More

California employers can expect a higher federal unemployment insurance (UI) tax bill when it arrives this month. This year will be the sixth in a...

CalChamber Wins Veto of Overly Broad Bill, Leads Opposition to Misguided Regulations

A quiet legislative year on workplace safety issues still ended in a victory for the California Chamber of Commerce, which also kept busy leading...

CalChamber Steers Helpful Bills into Law, Stops Costly Mandates, Secures Changes

The 2015 legislative year was very active in the labor and employment policy arena. Overall, the California Chamber of Commerce was very successful with...