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Colds, Flus, RSV: What Can California Employers Do?

After COVID-19 dominated our lives for the last few years, other highly contagious respiratory illnesses — like colds, flus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)...

California Must Fix Labor Laws to Reflect Shift to Remote and Hybrid Work Arrangements

Any question about whether remote work would continue after pandemic-related shutdowns ended has been answered: work from home is here to stay. The fact that...

California Finance Department Spokesperson Explains How State Went From Record Budget Surplus to Possible...

California is no stranger to economic booms and busts. But 2022 may be a prime example of how quickly and drastically the state's fiscal...

CalChamber, 400 Groups Urge Immediate Action to Avert Rail Strike

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 400 other organizations are urging Congress to take action in the face of a looming rail...
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Best Practices for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and diversity and inclusion consultant Jonathan Mayes discuss best practices for...

2023 Employment Law Updates Seminar Dates Released; Sign Up Today

California's legislative session in 2022 was quite active and Governor Gavin Newsom signed numerous bills into law that will have a broad impact on...

Another California Desalination Plant Approved — the Most Contentious One Yet

The California Coastal Commission tonight approved another desalination plant, despite citing its high costs, risks to Monterey Bay’s environment and “the most significant environmental...

San Francisco Announced as Host City for Asia-Pacific Leaders Meeting in Fall 2023

On Friday, November 18 at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Annual Leaders Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, U. S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced that...

Election 2022: First Look at Open Senate Seats as Ballot Counting Continues

An old idiom, “It’s all over but the shouting,” may have found an election corollary in California: “It’s all over but the counting.” The November...
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CalChamber Welcomes New Policy Advocate on Energy Issues

Brady Van Engelen has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate specializing in energy issues. He also leads CalChamber advocacy on...
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CalChamber Urges Congress to Reauthorize Trade Program, Refund Billions in Tariffs

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to reauthorize a U.S. trade program that has saved companies billions of dollars...

Eligible Employers: Sign Up for CalSavers Now to Avoid Penalties

Employers with five or more employees in California are required to sponsor a retirement plan or sign up their workers for CalSavers, the system...
The Workplace Podcast

Recruiting Best Practices for a Post-COVID-19 Job Landscape

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and best-selling author and recruiting expert Rikka Brandon discuss hiring best...

Coastal Commission to Consider Project to Bring Reliable Water to Monterey Peninsula

A multi-pronged effort to bring a reliable, sustainable water supply to the Monterey Peninsula will be considered on November 17 by the California Coastal...
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California Voters Reject Tax on Rich for More Electric Cars

California’s wealthiest residents won’t see a tax increase after voters rejected a measure Tuesday that would have boosted rates on incomes above $2 million...
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California General Election Recap

Below is an unofficial summary of yesterday's California election results. Mailed-in ballots are still being counted, so it could be weeks before final results...
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CalChamber’s California Privacy Rights Act Webinar to Prepare Employers for New Rules

Starting January 1, 2023, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will fully take effect, bringing employment-related information under the privacy rules. The law does not...
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Election Day Is Tomorrow; Polls Open at 7 a.m.

California's General Election will be held tomorrow, with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. Registered voters in California were sent a...
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Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time (DST) Ends This Weekend

Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night for an extra hour of sleep! Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2 AM on...