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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,...

California Employers Wildfire Smoke Standard Reminder

As wildfire smoke affects the Sierra and foothills, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds employers to take steps to protect their...

California Invests More Than $231 Million to Advance, Expand Apprenticeship

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), its Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency have released a five-point...

Biden Administration Launches U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership

On July 14, the Biden administration announced the launch of the United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP). U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai...

Job Killer Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Assembly Next Month

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...

CA Natural Resources Secretary Briefs California Business Leaders on Drought Severity, Urges Conservation...

California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot met with California’s top business leaders this week to discuss critical aspects of California’s worsening drought and...

State Change in COVID-19 Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Leaves Questions for California Employers

One of the most well-known elements of COVID-19 workplace safety was changed last month — to relatively little fanfare — and it has left...

Japan a Steadfast Ally of California, U.S. Over the Years

Japan and California share a long history, dating back to 1860 when the first Japanese diplomatic mission arrived in the San Francisco Bay. Today,...
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Help Conserve Water with These Steps

The summer season has only just begun and already two of California's largest reservoirs are at critically low levels — Lake Oroville is at...

Staffing Company Works Hard to Deliver Human Spirit to Clients of All Sizes

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...

How to Handle Vacation, Sick Leave, Paid Time Off, Holidays

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage answer common questions that employers...

Job Killer Update: 3 Bills Remain as Legislators Begin Summer Break

Three California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills will continue to move through the legislative process after passing a key policy committee deadline last...
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CalChamber Opposes Tax Increase Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to oppose the California Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emissions Vehicles and...

What Supreme Court Ruling on Arbitration and PAGA Means for Employers

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss how...

U.S., Taiwan Strengthen Ties at Inaugural Trade Meeting in Washington

This week, representatives of the United States and Taiwan met for the first time on the newly agreed upon trade framework meant to strengthen...
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U.S. Port Backups Are Extending Into Freight Rail Supply Chains

Port bottlenecks that have tied up U.S. supply chains are spreading from the docks to the country’s freight rail networks, raising costs and adding...

5 Job Killers Still Active Ahead of Policy Committee Deadline

Five California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills await action in the California Legislature this week as Friday marks the last day that policy...

Workers’ Comp Job Killer Proposal Fails to Move

Legislation expanding the presumption that certain diseases and injuries are caused by the workplace failed in an Assembly policy committee this week for lack...

CalSavers Small Business Deadline One Week Away

Small businesses with five or more employees that don’t offer a qualified retirement plan have only one more week to register with CalSavers, a...

Authors Share Small Business Success Tips from Self-Made Bosses

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera and authors Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg discuss entrepreneurship and share...