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New COVID-19 County Health Equity Requirement Begins Tomorrow

In an effort to reduce COVID-19 transmission across all of California’s communities, starting tomorrow, October 6, 2020, the more populous counties will need to...

Calculating Federal COVID-19 Paid Leave for Illness, Distance Learning

How much time is an employee entitled to use under federal COVID-19 law if he needs to stay home to supervise distance learning for...

Governor Vetoes ‘Right to Recall’ Job Killer Bill and Tax Disclosure Bill, Signs Pay...

In the final hours of yesterday's deadline to act on legislation,  Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that...

CalChamber Takes Position on Prop. 16, Prop. 23

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has taken the following positions on two upcoming ballot measures: SUPPORT: Proposition 16 Placed on the November 3,...

Young, Tech Savvy Population Provides Strong Core for Building Future Investment

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Simon D.I. Soekarno, consul general of the Republic of Indonesia...

Coalition Pressure Prompts OEHHA to Withdraw Harmful Change to Prop. 65 Safe Harbor Warnings

Thanks to the efforts of the California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of organizations, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) withdrew...

2020 HR Symposium to Cover COVID-19 Issues, Diversity in the Workplace

The CalChamber’s annual HR Symposium returns in 2020 as a virtual event—live and on demand. The virtual program features two half days of live presentations...

New Law Creates Supplemental Sick Leave

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

California Aims to Phase Out New Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday issued an executive order that directs the state to require that all new cars and passenger trucks sold within California...

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation with Limited Opportunity for Stakeholder Input

Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19 emergency regulation for industries not already covered...

Longtime Commercial Relations Promote Opportunities to Form Reliable Partnerships

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Toru Maeda, consul general, Consulate General of Japan in San...

New Law Expands CFRA to Small Business

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

To ‘V’ or Not to ‘V,’ That is the Question…

The COVID-19 induced recession of 2020 began with the ferocity of an unexpected tsunami smashing onto the shore—one month the economy was fine, the...

COVID-19 Laws Employers Need to Know

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss three...

Legislature to California Employers: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

The California Assembly left until the very last minute of its 2020 session one of the most controversial bills of the year. SB 1383...

Employment Law Attorney Joins CalChamber Policy Team

Ashley Hoffman joined the California Chamber of Commerce in August 2020 as a policy advocate specializing in labor and employment and workers’ compensation issues. Before...

How Part-Time Return to Work Affects Employee’s UI Benefits

My employee has been on furlough and collecting unemployment insurance (UI). If I bring her back to work part time, what is the maximum...

California’s Export Trade Resurgent in Latest Numbers

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...

Census Deadline Approaches

The unremitting pandemic and economic crises of 2020 have overshadowed what would normally have been a dominant event of community action: the decennial census....

Bill Adds Small Business to CFRA

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss SB...