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Job Killer, CalChamber-Opposed Bills Stall Ahead of Key Legislative Deadline

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that expands rent control and discourages housing production has stalled in the Assembly and is likely...

Oh, What a Relief It Isn’t – AB 5 and the B2B Exemption

The new law governing independent contracting, AB 5, includes what can be described as a business-to-business (B2B) exemption. But a close examination of the...

Podcast Shares Questions Asked Most Often at Employment Law Updates Seminars

The California Chamber of Commerce employment law team has been on the road throughout January, conducting Employment Law Updates seminars and explaining changes that...

Two Job Killers Imposing Targeted Taxes Stalled

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer carryover bills imposing new taxes have stalled in the Senate, the house in which they were introduced...

State Holding Employment Status Seminars Statewide

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has scheduled free seminars throughout the state on AB 5 and the ABC test for classifying workers. AB 5...

USMCA Passes Senate, Awaits President Trump’s Signature

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) passed the U.S. Senate this morning and the deal is now awaiting President Donald J. Trump’s signature. California Senator Dianne Feinstein...

HR Experts Recap New State Lactation Accommodation Rules

California's new lactation accommodation law, effective Jan. 1, 2020, affects a broad spectrum of California employers. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber...

California Economy Remains Strong; Finance Director Outlines Investment Objectives in Governor’s Budget

California is now into the 11th year of the U.S. economic recovery and all of the state’s economic vitals continue to be strong, state...

CalChamber Renews Fight Against Five Job Killer Bills

Legislators Moving Forward with Previously Stalled Proposals The California Chamber of Commerce today announced it is continuing the battle against five job killer bills that...

State Begins Year with Good Sierra Snowpack

The first manual snow survey of the year on January 2 showed a a healthy snowpack of 33.5 inches, according to the California Department...

Finance Director to Cover Details of California Budget Proposal at CalChamber Luncheon

California Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler is scheduled to explain details of the Governor's budget proposal for 2020-2021 at a California Chamber of Commerce...

What to Do When Your HR Recommendations Are Ignored, Dismissed

Human resources professionals often have some of the most difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether they need to mediate workplace conflict or craft policies...

Court to Consider Permanent Injunction on Arbitration Law; Prop. 65 Acrylamide Lawsuit Pending

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller is expected to hear arguments on whether to permanently stop a new California law banning arbitration agreements...

Impact California Helps Users Engage, Stay Informed on Key Legislation Affecting Business

The California Legislature reconvenes today, marking the beginning of what is expected to be another busy year at the Capitol. Ready to help you...

Sign Up Now: Employment Law Seminars Provide Expert Analysis, Clear Explanations of New Laws,...

Of the 1,042 bills that reached Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk this past fall, 870 were signed into law — many of which affect workplace...

AB 51 Litigation Update: Court Grants CalChamber’s Request for Temporary Restraining Order

A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order to prevent AB 51 from going into effect on January 1. A hearing for...

The New California Labor Laws You Need to Know for January 1, 2020

Some of the bills signed into law this year made significant changes to California employment law, while others made small, but important changes of...

U.S., State Economies Show Steady Growth; Political Rhetoric Disconnected from Reality

The Great Un-Recession When we look back at 2019 there will be plenty of negative memories—from the theatrics that have dominated national politics to the...

How Festive Is Too Festive? Tone from the Top Is Key to Avoiding Trouble

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and many companies are deciding to join in the festivities by hosting a holiday party. Although...

CalChamber Welcomes New Privacy and Technology Advocate to Policy Team

Shoeb Mohammed has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate specializing in privacy and cybersecurity; Fair Political Practices Commission; technology; and...