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CalChamber-Opposed Bills Await Assembly, Senate Action

With just weeks left before legislators leave Sacramento for summer recess, major bills having a significant impact on business will  be voted on soon...

Job Killer Bill Increasing Burdens on Garment Industry to Be Considered Tuesday

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will increase costs and impose onerous burdens on garment industry employers will be considered by...

Bill Imposing Headcount Tax on Large Employers Added to CalChamber Job Killer List

Legislation that will discourage hiring and job growth by imposing an employee “headcount tax” on certain employers was added to the California Chamber of...

Job Killer Bills Dramatically Increase Workers’ Compensation Costs

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that will substantially increase workers' compensation costs by establishing a "conclusive presumption" of workplace injury for...

Job Killer Bill Allowing Local Government to Adopt Stricter Labor Standards to Be Heard...

A job killer bill that would result in chaotic and inconsistent enforcement of wage and hour laws by local jurisdictions by authorizing them to...

Job Killer Bill Will Limit Lending Opportunities for Californians

A bill that will limit the financial opportunities for Californians, further harming the housing market and creating job loss is advancing in the Assembly. AB...

CalChamber Offers Recommendations to Fire Up California’s Economic Recovery

Setting liability limits for employers facing lawsuits over COVID-19 exposure, postponing the 2021 minimum wage hike, and expediting retraining programs for unemployed workers are...

Job Killer Bill That Hinders Housing Construction to Be Considered in Senate Committee

A job killer bill that will impede housing construction and harm California's economic recovery will be considered by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on...

Job Killer Bills Impose New Leave Mandates; Raise Costs, Burdens on Employers

Job killing legislation that will threaten small employers with costly litigation, increased financial burdens, and new or extended leaves of absence is advancing in...

COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Order Explained

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and workers’ compensation attorney Tiffany Boyland of Michael...
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Politics During a Pandemic Leads to Victories for GOP Candidates

California held two runoff special elections on May 12 that produced lopsided wins for the Republican candidates in districts where voter registration, at least...

COVID-19: What Employers Ask Part 2

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and Labor Law Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the...

World Trade Organization at a Crossroads

During the May 2020 recognition of World Trade Month, and in the current worldwide political climate where trade policy has risen to a tier...

Job Killer Update: AB 2501 Added to List, 1 Bill Stalled, 1 Bill Removed

A job killer bill that will significantly restrict Californians’ ability to access home and auto loans by placing onerous burdens on lenders, which will...

More Important Than Ever: Maintaining and Improving Free Trade, Investment

The world has quickly changed over the last few months and during these strange and uncertain times, the importance of international trade has been...

Governor Lays Out Plan for Solving Record State Budget Deficit

Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed solving a record budget deficit by tapping reserves, borrowing money from special funds, deferring spending and raising some targeted...

COVID-19 and Form I-9 Requirements

Our offices are closed due to COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place order. We hired an employee who will be working at home remotely until we...

HR Boot Camp Pivots to Virtual Format

With the enthusiastic help of seminar attendees, the California Chamber of Commerce converted its in-person HR Boot Camp to a virtual seminar last week. Using...

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual job killer list yesterday, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would hurt...

After Years of Growth, State Budget Tanks

And just like that, California is in an economic recession. But not just any recession. According to Governor Newsom’s Department of Finance, since mid-March, more...