Tag: Robert Moutrie

Cal/OSHA Passes Aggressive Update to Lead Regulation

Yesterday, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board passed a sweeping update to California’s lead regulation despite heavy concerns of feasibility and inaccurate cost estimates from the...

Bill Providing Unemployment Benefits to Striking Workers Reintroduced

A bill that would provide unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for striking workers was introduced in the California Legislature yesterday by Senator Anthony Portantino. This new...

Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates Up in 2024

For California’s employers, the new year brings new unemployment insurance (UI) tax increases. Governor Gavin Newsom’s annual budget proposal, released last week, foresees belt tightening for...

CalChamber Promotes Ashley Hoffman, Robert Moutrie and Preston Young to Senior Policy Advocates

The California Chamber of Commerce promoted Ashley Hoffman, Robert Moutrie and Preston R. Young to senior policy advocates on January 1, 2024 in recognition...

Bill Extending UI Funds to Striking Workers Increases Taxes on All California Employers

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will increase unemployment insurance (UI) taxes to subsidize striking workers passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee...

CalChamber Tags UI Proposal SB 799 as a Job Killer; Bill Would Require Employers...

The California Chamber of Commerce has tagged SB 799 (Portantino; D-Burbank) as a job killer bill, citing the proposal’s requirement for employers to subsidize...

CalChamber-Opposed Workplace Violence Bill Is Unworkable for Small Employers

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that increases business costs and establishes a one-size-fits-all workplace violence regulation on all California employers is scheduled to...
The Workplace Podcast

Podcast: Cal/OSHA Heat Regulations and Where Things Stand with SB 553

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts sits down with CalChamber Policy Advocate Robert Moutrie to discuss the...
Regulations

Cal/OSHA Considers Removing Exclusion Pay Mandate From New COVID-19 Emergency Regulation

As the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) prepares to vote on the next iteration of California’s COVID-19 emergency regulation, one important...
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Cal/OSHA Makes Big Changes to COVID-19 Regulation Ahead of December Vote

California employers may want to get out their measuring tape — because the size (in cubic feet) of a workspace just became an important...
Regulations

CalChamber Calls for Changes to Nonemergency COVID Draft Rule

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s draft proposal to extend the state’s COVID-19 regulation for another two years—with some significant changes from the COVID-19 emergency regulation—still...
Support

CalChamber-Supported Manufacturing Tax Credit, Public Contracting Bills Head to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will expand manufacturing tax credits and another that will promote equity in public contracting passed the Legislature...
The Workplace Podcast

Update on CalChamber Efforts to Secure Changes to Important Legislation

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocates Ashley Hoffman and Robert Moutrie give a...
Regulations

State Change in COVID-19 Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Leaves Questions for California Employers

One of the most well-known elements of COVID-19 workplace safety was changed last month — to relatively little fanfare — and it has left...
Support

Bills to Strengthen STEM, Computer Education in Schools to Be Heard in Assembly Committee

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will invest in California’s future workforce and address the skills gap in the state's primary and secondary...
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Two Job Killer Bills to Be Considered in Committees Tomorrow

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills will be heard in legislative policy committees tomorrow morning. The Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled to...

California Set to Keep Workplace Pandemic Rules Through 2022

California workplace regulators are poised to extend mandatory pay for workers affected by the coronavirus through the end of 2022, more than two months...
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Policy Briefing – COVID-19 Workplace Safety Issues

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Issues and What Employers Expect Heading into 2022 (March 4, 2022) Moderated by Robert Moutrie, CalChamber Workplace Safety policy advocate. Since the...
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Policy Briefing – COVID-19 in the Workplace

COVID-19 in the Workplace: Regulatory and Legal Update: Vaccine Mandates, Mask Mandates, CalOSHA Regulations and Paid Sick Leave (February 25, 2022) Presented by Ashley Hoffman,...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Urges Legislature to Adopt $3B UI Debt Payment Budget Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad-based coalition of employer organizations are strongly supporting Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal to help reduce the...