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World Trade Organization Postpones Ministerial Conference

New travel restrictions due to the omicron virus variant have forced yet another shift in the timetable for the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial...

New 2022 California Employment Laws White Paper Available to Download

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to be a primary focus in 2021, the California Legislature crafted and sent several hundred bills to Governor Gavin...

CalChamber Joins Call for Congress to Pass Tariff Relief Bill by End of Year

Congress must support U.S. jobs, competitiveness and growth by passing the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) by the end of the year. That is the message...

Alert – December 3 2021

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State Leaders Should Use Budget Surplus to Restore Tax Incentives, Repay UI Debt

Only 18 months ago, expecting a massive pandemic-induced collapse of economic activity, California finance officials predicted a staggering $54 billion state budget deficit. The...

2022 Employment Law Updates Seminars Start Next Month

California Chamber of Commerce employment law experts will explain how recent state and federal laws, regulations and court cases apply to California employers in...

Drought Has Big Impacts on California Agriculture

This article was written by Dan Walters and first appeared in CalMatters. As California experiences a second year of drought, with no end in sight,...

New Labor Laws Employers Will See in 2022

With the new year just around the corner, it’s important for California employers to look over and prepare now for the new labor laws...

Memorable Calls from the Helpline

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss unique workplace issues that...

Governor Takes Additional Steps to Help Ease Port Congestion Consistent with CalChamber Letter

Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week actions the state will take to ease port congestion that are consistent with some of the requests outlined...

State Gains Funds from Federal Infrastructure Bill

The federal infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden this week will provide much-needed funding to help California improve its roads, bridges and ports. Much...

California’s Redistricting Maps Now Open to Public Comment

To help better inform the business community on how proposed district boundaries will affect the state’s political landscape, CalChamber Public Affairs Executive Vice President...

The People’s Voice: Drought and Wildfire Dominate Climate Issues

Californians strongly agree about the importance of addressing climate change, but are not convinced that costly, disruptive policies are the right approach. The seventh...

The People’s Voice: Housing Affordability Frustrates Voters

Californians are deeply anxious about the cost of living and working in the Golden State. The seventh CalChamber poll, The People’s Voice, 2021, found...

CalChamber Submits Comments to Privacy Agency

The California Chamber of Commerce Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee has submitted comments to the California Privacy Protection Agency to assist it in developing regulations...

Stories from the Labor Law Helpline

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss unique workplace issues that...

Key Considerations for Employers Returning Their Employees to the Workplace

Many employers in California are in the process of returning their employees to the workplace on either a full-time or part-time basis. For some...

The People’s Voice: Voters Prefer Better Rules for Telecommuting

The pandemic has changed how we live and work, certainly in the short term and probably longer. The seventh CalChamber poll, The People’s Voice,...

The People’s Voice: What Do Voters Want?

"There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader." – Likely apocryphal quote attributed to French Revolutionary. Voters and their representatives often...

The People’s Voice: Voters Anxious About Public Safety

Last week we reported about California voters’ deep concerns over an increasing cost of living and the fear of falling further behind. Eighty-five percent...