Tag: Top Stories

COVID-19 Business Loans Explained – Podcast

Starting today, qualifying small businesses may apply for the federal loans offered through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In this...

Big Picture Changes to Unemployment Insurance, Related Benefits under CARES Act

This brief summarizes unemployment benefits available in California, as updated by the federal CARES Act, passed by Congress on March 25, 2020. The CARES Act...

Federal CARES Act Provides Small Business Relief

Last week, Congress passed and President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Relief Act (CARES Act), which among other...

Federal COVID-19 Leaves: Key Points

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert James Ward discuss key points and guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on the Families First Coronavirus Reponse Act (FCCRA), which takes effect today, April 1.

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Help Small Business During Crisis

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide some relief for small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Governor's executive order ...

The CARES Act Explained

With more than half of the country under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government on Friday passed an historic $2.2...

California Businesses Retool and Donate to Help Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented difficulties to California and the nation—but chief among them is highlighting a shortage in health care-critical supplies.

Amid COVID-19, Businesses Ask Attorney General for More Time to Comply with Unfinished CCPA...

While Californians struggle to shoulder the economic impacts of COVID-19, business owners are being asked to spend money and resources on compliance with new...

COVID-19: What Employers Are Asking

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

Furloughs Versus Layoffs: Is There A Difference in California?

Many Californian businesses are facing difficult choices during this COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic). Confronting losses in revenue and uncertainty in...

COVID-19 Federal Paid Leaves Explained

*Editor’s Note: The Department of Labor on March 24 advanced the effective date of the Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act and Emergency Paid...

Legislative Analyst Takes First Look at Coronavirus Impact on State Budget

Economic uncertainty due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will create logistical and financial challenges for the state budget, the state Legislative Analyst commented this...

Governor Issues Order to Help Meet Deliveries, Suspends Some Layoff Notice Requirements

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed an executive order to ease restrictions on commercial drivers supporting emergency relief efforts, and suspend certain existing laws for...

COVID-19: Preparing for Remote Work

Much has happened over the weekend on a national scale and for California, there is rising concern among business owners and employers due to...

California Legislature Suspends Session in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

The California Legislature voted to suspend its 2020 session for nearly a month in response to the coronavirus outbreak that has infected hundreds of...

Governor Issues New Restrictions, Resources to Curb Coronavirus Outbreak, Protect Economy

Governor Gavin Newsom issued new restrictions yesterday, calling on everyone over the age of 65 and those with chronic health conditions to isolate at...

Chief Justice Calls for Homelessness Study

In her State of the Judiciary address this week, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye described how the judicial branch remains accountable, champions the needs...

CalChamber Compiles Coronavirus Resources on Web Page

This morning, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order directing residents to follow public health directives and guidance, including canceling large nonessential gatherings...
COVID-19: Top Resources for Employers

COVID-19: Top Resources for Employers

There is a lot of information out there, so on today’s episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank breaks down exactly what employers need to know.

Triskaidekaphobia: Noun – Fear Concerning the Number 13

Failure is an orphan, but in politics its authors still need a fall guy. Hence the odd notion being advanced that the statewide school...