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Governor Signs New Paid Sick Leave Mandate Into Law

Late Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that mandates the addition of up to 80 hours of employer-paid COVID-19 sick leave retroactive to January...

Economic Positives Tempered by Risks Like Virus Uncertainties, Debt Worries

One, Two, Three, Cha Cha Cha No, this is not economics by Arthur Murray, but the process for getting the economy back on track is...

Should Employers Offer Unlimited PTO?

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss unlimited...

Green & Gold Recovery: Ireland, California Can Shape Future Post-Pandemic Economy

A View from Ireland The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Robert O’Driscoll, Consul General of Ireland in...

Assembly Passes New Sick Leave Proposal; CalChamber-Led Coalition Opposes New Costly Mandate

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 110 allied organizations are expressing strong opposition to two bills which passed the Assembly yesterday. AB 84...

COVID-19 Vaccine and the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what...

Upcoming Webinar on Transitioning Employees Back into the Workplace

Almost a year has passed since California’s COVID-19 lockdown. Offices and jobsites are on the brink of reopening, and businesses are ready to bring...

CalChamber Outlines Trade Priorities for Congress, Federal Officials

As the Biden-Harris administration and 117th Congress get to work, the California Chamber of Commerce is communicating its international trade priorities and support for...

State Lags Behind New CDC Guidelines for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People

On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on social contact and when quarantining is required for vaccinated people. California...

COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Released

On March 4, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated its COVID-19 guidance, addressing several vaccination-related questions. The updated guidance replaces...

Improving Diversity in the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and Lyndon Huling, manager for leadership recruitment and...

Cal/OSHA Gathering Feedback on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The Cal/OSHA advisory committee’s February meetings on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) offer some hints as to the future of California’s ETS.

Advice, Insight on Diversity in Workplace from Leaders in Private, Public Sectors

“Diversity without inclusion means nothing,” Northrop Grumman Sector Vice President Kevin Mitchell told attendees of a recent California Chamber of Commerce panel webinar that...

Director Gives Analysis of UK Trade with US, California After Brexit

The trade partnership between the United Kingdom and California can serve as an ideal model for how Anglo-American trade can go forward, political scientist...

2021 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com/businessissues. This easy-to-reference publication presents ways to make California...

CalChamber Leads Coalition Calling for Legislative Action to Promote Economic Recovery

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of more than 75 allied groups in urging Governor Gavin Newsom and California Legislators to...

Legislators Urge End to Business Tax Increase: Restoration of NOL Deductions and Business Incentive...

A bipartisan group of 25 California Legislators led by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) is urging Assembly Budget leadership to immediately end a tax increase...

California Employers Should Not Be the New Social Safety Net

The Super Bowl may be over, but that hasn’t stopped California labor unions and their allies from moving the goal posts. Currently, labor unions are...

California-UK After Brexit: Prospects for Partnership Webinar

California-United Kingdom relations following the latter’s exit from the European Union was the  focus of an international virtual event hosted by the California Chamber...
Trade Exports Global

California Still a Top Exporting State

Trade statistics released this month by the U.S. Department of Commerce show that California remained a top exporting state in 2020. California exported $156.112 billion...