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Job Killer Update: Two Employment Bills Pass to Governor, Veto Requested

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills made it out of the Legislature late last night and are now headed to the Governor's...

CalChamber Joins Canadians in North American Rebound Campaign

Promoting a collaborative manufacturing response to COVID-19 in North America is the goal of a program started by the Canadian American Business Council (CABC)...

IRS Issues Guidelines to President’s Payroll Tax Deferral Order

The U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidelines to President Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral executive order on Friday night. The...

Employment-Related Job Killer Bills Remain as End of Session Approaches

Three California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills that will significantly increase labor costs and create more liability for employers are expected to be...

Coffee Distributors Win Prop.65 Acrylamide Lawsuit

A California Superior Court judge this week ruled in favor of coffee roasters and distributors in a decade-long lawsuit alleging they violated California’s Proposition...

Problematic Single-Use Packaging Bills Face Final Hurdle in Legislature

As the state struggles to climb out of a $54 billion deficit, contain more than 500 active wildfires, prevent further blackouts, solve an ongoing...

Remote Work: Workers’ Comp Liabilities

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and workers' compensation expert Randy Pollak discuss current...

Shared Interest in High Tech, Ag Products Elements in Close Economic Collaboration

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ming-Chi Scott Lai, director general, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office,...

New DIR COVID-19 Guidance Issued

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

D&I Critical to Strong Organizations

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Dr. Jessica Milam, Inclusion and Diversity Advisor to the U.S....

Legislature Should Stick to COVID-19 Priorities

Despite their leaders’ vow to concentrate their attention on the pandemic and economic crises, it’s business as usual at the California Legislature. In early spring,...

Job Killer Bill Lays COVID-19 Economic Fallout on Rental Property Owners

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that shifts the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout for tenants onto rental property owners will be considered...

State Urges Californians to Save Energy to Avert Power Outages

With triple-digit temperatures forecast for the coming week, state officials are calling on all Californians to reduce their energy use to prevent power outages. Key...

State Exports Fall Amid Tariffs, Sluggish Foreign Demand

Below are excerpts from Beacon Economics’ monthly California Trade Report, which analyzes data released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division and pinpoints...

San Diego Chamber Affiliate LEAD San Diego Offers Free Webinar on Police Reform

This afternoon, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce affiliate LEAD San Diego will host a free webinar exploring the police reform movement. The "Understanding Police...

Still No Clear Compliance Path for Wildfire Smoke Regulation

In the midst of COVID-19, it is easy to forget the host of other regulations and obligations with which businesses must comply in California....

Friendship with California More Important than Ever in Global Pandemic Fallout

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Rana Sarkar, consul general of Canada, Northern California. Free Trade Agreement What...

COVID-19 Litigation Trends, Takeaways

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank talks with employment litigation expert Kristen Nesbit, partner...

Job Killer Bill Update: One Stalled, Others Moving

Legislation that will kill thousands of high-paying jobs narrowly failed to pass a Senate policy committee this week. Last week, the California Chamber of...

The People’s Voice: Coronavirus Edition

California voters are understandably anxious about the health and economic crises facing families and workplaces. The California Chamber of Commerce commissioned a brief survey...