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Clarifying California’s Sick Leave Law: Employers Must Have Policy in Place to Cap Sick...

In the midst of much misinformation and confusion, yesterday, July 1, marked the day California employers were required to begin providing paid sick leave...

New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today

Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all emplo​yees in California. In the latest CalChamber Capitol News Report,...

Independent Redistricting Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court; CalChamber Welcomes Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday upheld the constitutionality of Arizona citizens’ decision to have congressional district lines drawn by an independent redistricting commission rather...

President Signs CalChamber-Supported Trade Bills

U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday signed California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that renews the authority for the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate...

What Happens If You Don’t Have a Written Paid Sick Leave Policy?

Beginning July 1, California employers will be required to begin providing paid sick leave benefits to their eligible employees. We often hear the question:  Do...

Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves with CalChamber-Backed Changes

California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee this week. SB 358...

U.S. Senate Passes CalChamber-Supported Trade Bill

The U.S. Senate agreed with the California Chamber of Commerce, voting 60-38 to pass Trade Promotion Authority yesterday. The measure renews the authority for...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate in Senate Labor Committee Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire will be considered by the Senate...

Senate Judiciary Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill Today

A job killer bill that could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers, if enacted, will be considered by the Senate Judiciary...

CalChamber Continues Push for Trade, Cites Benefits

The U.S. House of Representatives agreed with the California Chamber of Commerce, voting 218-208 to renew the authority of the President and/or U.S. Trade Representative...
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CalChamber Urges Senate to Support Congressional Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported resolution urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is awaiting a vote by...

Senate Policy Committee to Hear Job Creator Bill Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that expedites and reduces cost for roadway repair and maintenance projects will be heard in the...

California Newspapers, Associations Oppose Job Killer Undermining Prop. 13

Two California newspapers editorialized over the weekend opposing SCA 5, a job killer bill that seeks to undermine the protections of Proposition 13 by...

CalChamber Applauds U.S. House for Passing Bipartisan Trade Promotion Bill; Urges Agreement on Trade...

On Friday, the United States House of Representatives passed the portion of the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 that would renew...
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Capitol Report: Job Killer Undermines Prop. 13 Protections, Would Raise Costs for Small Businesses...

https://youtu.be/3xzCwH4nLwI A recently amended job killer, SCA 5 (Hancock; D-Berkeley)/Mitchell; D-Los Angeles), now seeks to undermine the protections of Proposition 13 by unfairly targeting commercial...

Senate Policy Committee Passes Job Killer; Political Columnist Praises CalChamber Strategy​​​​

The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee yesterday passed on a party-line vote a job killer bill that could significantly drive up litigation costs...

Senate Policy Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill Today​​​​

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers, if enacted, will be considered by the...

CalChamber, Broad Business Coalition Support Federal Ports Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a large coalition of manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, and transportation and logistics...

Economic Advisory Council: California Economy Maintains Momentum as Ports Bounce Back, Tax Revenues Surge

California’s economy appears to be maintaining strong momentum through the first few months of 2015, even though the state’s economy continues to be  impacted...

CalChamber Stops Two More Job Killers on Assembly Floor​​​​​

As the California State Legislature concluded its business June 4, two job killers failed to move off the Assembly Floor. The California Chamber of...