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California Governor Releases Water Supply Strategy, Calls for Regulatory Modernization

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced a four-point strategy to increase California's water supplies and help the state adapt to the extreme weather patterns anticipated...

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California Paid Family Leave Grants Available to Eligible Businesses

Eligible small businesses in California may now apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program (PFL). These grants, funded...

The Latest Issues Employers Are Asking About on the CalChamber Labor Law Helpline

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the issues employers are...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Harming Film Industry Placed on Suspense File

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would drive film industry jobs out of California was placed on the Senate Appropriations Suspense File yesterday. The...

Federal Inflation Reduction Bill: Impact on California

Given its size and economic diversity, California will both enjoy and suffer some major effects of the Inflation Reduction Act — approved Saturday by...

BizFile Online Offers Centralized Resource for Businesses

CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera joined California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. and other officials at a hybrid news conference on...

Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Public Hearing Scheduled for August 30

On August 30, the State Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold an annual public hearing on property taxes and the Alcoholic Beverage Tax to...
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Prologis: Delivering Logistics Solutions and Services California Customers Need

This article is part of a series of profiles of CalChamber member companies that are contributing to the state’s economic strength and ability to...

Foreign Direct Investment in California, U.S. Rebounding After Dropping During Pandemic

International economies continued to be beset by the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, reducing the amount of foreign direct investment in...
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CalChamber-Supported Background Check Bill Will Speed Up Job, Housing Applications

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks will be heard in...

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...

California’s Tourism Marketing Investment Sees Record Return on Spending

California’s investment in tourism marketing has been paying off, yielding a record $17.1 billion return on advertising spending in 2021, according to Visit California. While...

Business Groups Identify Essential Water Supply Projects That California Should Develop

With a persistent drought, and a hotter and drier climate, California must look beyond water conservation and recycling and develop new water storage and...

$85 Million in Tax Credits Available for California Businesses

This year's California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) application period is underway and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has up to...

California Needs a Digital Trade Deal

It’s no secret that technology is the backbone of California’s economy. In fact, despite the roadblocks posed by the pandemic, the tech sector helped...

California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act Qualifies for 2024 Ballot

The Secretary of State has announced that the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act qualified for the 2024 ballot on the random sample...

Employers May Need to Update Forms I-9 as COVID-19 Era Policy Ends

As a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) COVID-19-era Form I-9 policy ends, employers need to make sure they have updated their relevant Forms I-9 by July 31, 2022. As previously reported,...

Job Killer Bill Eliminating Secret Ballot Union Elections to Be Considered When Legislators Return...

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that seeks to eliminate an agricultural employee’s democratic right to cast an independent vote in a...
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Governor Signs 3 CalChamber-Supported Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed three California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills: one will extend the availability of workshare programs; one will expand science, technology,...