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African Continental Free Trade Agreement in Effect Now; Fully Operational in 2030

After five years of negotiations on cutting cross-border tariffs, trade and investment opportunities in Africa are in the spotlight as the African nations prepare...

State Finance Director to Review Governor’s 2021 California Budget in Free Webinar

Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler will be outlining Governor Gavin Newsom's 2021 budget priorities in an online webinar presented by the California Chamber of...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Appointments of Alex Padilla, Dr. Shirley Weber

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg issued the following statements following Governor Gavin Newsom's announcements naming Alex Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate seat...

Update on Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulations

As we head into the new year, California continues to see a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections, and some employers are starting...

Governor’s Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary Departs

Ann O’Leary, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Chief of Staff, left the administration yesterday after working in the role since the Governor took office. “CalChamber thanks Ann...

Performance Reviews in a COVID-19 Year

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many hardships for employers and employees this year, and in this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice...

A Year Like None Other

It’s safe to say that we could never have predicted nor been prepared for what this year would have in store for us as...
CalChamber December 15, 2020 Virtual Meeting with Consular Corps Featuring Governor Gavin Newsom and Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

CalChamber Hosts Virtual Event for International Representatives with Governor Newsom and Lt. Governor Kounalakis

The California Chamber of Commerce hosted a Zoom event for the California Consular Corps and Foreign Economic Partners with special guests Governor Gavin Newsom...

3 New Labor Laws Employers Should Know

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

CalChamber Joins California’s Community Vaccine Advisory Committee

The California Chamber of Commerce will be joining a broad coalition of community stakeholders to serve on the state’s Community Vaccine Advisory Committee. The committee...

Los Angeles, San Francisco Counties Break COVID-19 Records

The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Los Angeles County, which again broke a record for coronavirus hospitalizations this weekend as San...

State Fund Offers Low-Interest, Short-Term Loans to Help Small Businesses

The California Rebuilding Fund is offering flexible, affordable loans and free advisory services to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 health and economic crisis....

California’s Intensive Care Nightmare: Which Hospitals Are Full?

At hospitals in Fresno, critically ill patients with nowhere to go are stuck in crowded emergency rooms. Doctors face such a dire shortage of intensive...

U.S. 9th Circuit Court Hears Oral Arguments in Anti-Arbitration Case

California’s Attorney General on Monday asked a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court panel to overturn a lower court ruling that halted the enforcement of and...

What to Expect from Biden Administration on Asia Pacific Trade Matters

A shift back toward coalition building in trade discussions will be the major outcome under a new administration, a longtime trade specialist told the...

Incoming Senate Features 8 New Members

A new two-year legislative session begins on Monday, December 7, which means 120 members will take the oath of office. As always after an...

Governor Ties Lockdowns to Hospital Capacity; CalChamber Urges Responsible Behavior Now to Keep California...

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday that regions of the state will be subject to more restrictive stay-at-home orders when their hospital capacity erodes...

COVID-19: When Workers Test Positive

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

California Offering Temporary Tax Relief, Grants for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

California will be offering a number of relief options for businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday. The state is...

Similar Positions in Tech Revolution Inspire Climate Actions for a Sustainable Future

A View from Germany The following responses to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Consul General Stefan Schneider, Consulate General of...