Tag: PAGA

Repeat Proposals Make It to Governor’s Desk

On September 10, the first year of California’s two-year legislative session ended with over 800 bills being sent to the Governor where they will...

Maine Governor Vetoes PAGA Bill

This article first appeared on the CalChamber Capitol Insider blog. California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has done far more harm than good since its...

Garment Industry Job Killer Moves Forward in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that increases costs and liability for nonunionized employers in the California garment manufacturing industry passed the...

Three Bills Added to CalChamber Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce  added three bills to its annual list of job killer legislation yesterday. The additions bring the 2021 Job Killer...

Legislature Circumvents Policy Committees by Establishing Hospitality Industry “Right to Recall”

On April 16, 2021, Governor Newsom signed SB 93 establishing a “right to recall” requirement for certain hotels, private clubs, event centers, airport hospitality...

Assembly Passes New Sick Leave Proposal; CalChamber-Led Coalition Opposes New Costly Mandate

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 110 allied organizations are expressing strong opposition to two bills which passed the Assembly yesterday. AB 84...

CalChamber Leads Coalition Calling for Legislative Action to Promote Economic Recovery

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of more than 75 allied groups in urging Governor Gavin Newsom and California Legislators to...

Three Days Left – One Job Killer Remains

With three days left to either veto or sign the remaining bills on his desk, Governor Newsom has one more Job Killer to consider...

Job Killer Bills Impose New Leave Mandates; Raise Costs, Burdens on Employers

Job killing legislation that will threaten small employers with costly litigation, increased financial burdens, and new or extended leaves of absence is advancing in...

Private Attorneys General Act in Need of Reform

To identify flaws in the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), reformers need look no further than comments from the state agency assigned to...

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...

What to Expect from New Independent Contractor Classification Law; Webinar, Free White Paper Available...

Throughout the year, the California Chamber of Commerce has been covering the developments surrounding the Dynamex Supreme Court decision on independent contractor classification and...

Measures Employers Should Incorporate to Mitigate Risks Under PAGA

One of the most onerous labor laws employers in California contend with is the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The law, which some have...

Assembly Committee to Consider CalChamber-Opposed Labor/Employment Bills

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills that could cause confusion, expand employer liability and increase litigation will be considered in the Assembly Labor and...

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent 2nd Lawsuit

Court Allows Claim Based on Different Facts An employee who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to...

California Chamber Doesn’t Condone Wage Theft

Mark Schacht’s recent op-ed on wage theft (“Let California’s workers recover stolen pay,” Viewpoints, Feb. 9) falsely portrays the California Chamber of Commerce. To be...

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...

CalChamber-Backed Employment Bills to be Heard in Assembly Policy Committee

On Thursday, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee will consider two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that could help to reduce employers’ costs and...

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide If Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Are Lawful

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful...

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...