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CalChamber Opposes Ballot Measure Raising Minimum Wage to $18 an Hour

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has taken an oppose position on Proposition 32, a November ballot measure that would increase California’s...
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Governor Signs CalChamber-Sponsored Family Leave Mediation Bill

Legislation sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce to make permanent the small employer family leave mediation program has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 2011...

Job Killer Bill Chilling Employer Speech Awaits Action in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that chills employer speech on certain matters, including unionization, awaits action in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The...

California’ ARCHES Hydrogen Hubs Project Secures $12.6 Billion in Initial Funding

This week, California's Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) signed a $12.6 billion agreement to...
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New Report Finds Progress Toward California Groundwater Sustainability, but Drought Poses Challenge

As the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) approaches its 10th anniversary, California is making progress towards implementation—but the 2020–22 drought shows that much work...
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Age-Related Litigation, Challenges in Today’s Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and Employment Law Subject Matter Expert Vanessa Greene discuss age-related litigation...
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CalChamber-Sponsored AI Literacy Bill Awaits Action in Senate

Legislation sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce to foster artificial intelligence (AI) instruction in California schools awaits action in the California Senate when...
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California Paid Family Leave Grants Up to $2K Available to Eligible Businesses

Small businesses in California that have at least one employee utilizing Paid Family Leave (PFL) on or after June 1, 2024 may be eligible...
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CalChamber Urges Renewal of Cost-Saving Trade Preference Program

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a nationwide coalition that is urging swift passage of legislation to renew the Generalized System of Preferences...

CalChamber Webinar to Break Down New PAGA Reform Requirements

Next Thursday, July 18, CalChamber's employment law experts will explain in a live webinar the recent changes made to California’s Private Attorneys General Act...

CalChamber PAGA Wage & Hour Compliance Toolkit on Sale Now

To help businesses comply with the newly enacted Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) reform legislation, the California Chamber of Commerce has put together a...

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Chevron: What It Means for Employers

On June 28, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Chevron, USA Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, a case that, for nearly four decades, mandated...
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PAGA Reform Explained: Key Takeaways for Employers

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment General Counsel Bianca Saad, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Senior...
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CalChamber-Sponsored Family Leave Mediation Bill Heads to Governor

Legislation sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce to make permanent the small employer family leave mediation program is headed to the Governor. AB 2011...

Job Killer Bill SB 1327 Still Moving as Legislative Summer Recess Begins

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that taxes digital advertising revenue remains active as legislators wrap up their final hearings today and...

CalChamber Releases Statement Following Governor’s Signature on PAGA Reform Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday released the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) reform...

US Supreme Court Ruling Allows Cities to Restrict Public Camping

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court’s decision which held that enforcing criminal restrictions on public camping violates the cruel and...

Legislature Approves Bills Reforming PAGA System

Negotiations Improve Process for Workers, Employers Months of negotiations between a coalition of business partners, labor and legislative leaders, convened by the Governor’s office, culminated...

CalChamber-Opposed Autonomous Vehicle Bill Held

California Chamber of Commerce-opposed legislation creating a patchwork of potentially conflicting rules for autonomous vehicles has been put on hold for the year. The bill,...