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Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations

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

Farmworkers Deserve Democratic Protections

This article was written by William Gould IV and first appeared in CalMatters. Assembly Bill 616 is misleadingly being portrayed as merely a way to shift...

Partnership Key to Reliable Power Grid

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and California Independent System Operator President and CEO...

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant: New Funding Round to Open in September

New applicants for California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will be able to apply in the funding round opening on September 9 and...

Drought has California Farms Destroying Crops, Rather Than Pay for Water

When Stuart Woolf was growing up on his dad’s ranch in Huron, California, he never liked working the tomato harvest. “I thought, ‘I am never...

Video Resume Trend Raises Concerns

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss using...

California’s Top Business Leader Retires on High Note

This article was written by Dan Walters for CalMatters. Over the last four decades, hundreds of politicians have come and gone from the Capitol and...

CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg Announces Upcoming Retirement

Allan Zaremberg, president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce, yesterday informed the CalChamber Board of Directors and the organization’s staff of his...

COVID Surge Underscores Ongoing Need to Boost Vaccinations

This weekend, officials in Los Angeles County continued to report a surge in COVID-19 cases, underscoring the ongoing importance of boosting vaccinations there and...

Tough Decisions Await Legislators After Summer Break

Bills harmful to the economic well-being of employers, employees and the state will be under consideration when legislators return from their summer break on...

COVID-19 Jobs Climate Best Practices

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and Katie McConnell Olson, founder and CEO of...

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of July 16, when the Legislature began...

CalChamber Backs Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to support the bipartisan infrastructure plan endorsed by President Joe Biden and a...

COVID-19 Wave Spurs New Mask Orders

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss the...

Drought Prompts California to Halt Some Water Diversions

Some farmers in one of the country’s most important agricultural regions will have to stop taking water out of major rivers and streams because...

Free Resources Available to Help Raise Awareness on Importance of COVID-19 Vaccines

California is urging business and community partners to help raise awareness on COVID-19 vaccines and inform others on how they can get vaccinated. Vaccines...

Water Supply and Drought Are Now Californians’ Top Environmental Concern

When asked to name the most important environmental issue facing the state today, Californians are most likely to mention water supply and drought—a shift...

Prop. 65 Virtual Conference to Explore Warning Rules, Acrylamide

Proposition 65 warning rules, acrylamide in food, and small business compliance challenges are among the topics to be discussed at the virtual Prop. 65...

CalChamber Fights Added Burdens on Hotel Industry

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that creates additional burdens and costs on the lodging industry, which was disproportionately impacted by the state shutdowns...

Maine Governor Vetoes PAGA Bill

This article first appeared on the CalChamber Capitol Insider blog. California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has done far more harm than good since its...