Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CalChamber Urges Members to Support Modernizing NAFTA

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to join the coalition of more than 300 state and local chambers from across the United...

Governor Signs Leave Mandate for Small Business, Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was...

CalChamber Seeking Input on Federal Tax Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking member feedback on how the President’s tax proposal will affect their businesses. The framework for the proposal was...

Urge Governor: Veto Leave Mandate for Small Business

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask the Governor to veto a job killer bill mandating that small businesses provide a...

Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes

A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence for small businesses passed the Legislature this week and is on its way...

Suspense File Recap: Many Harmful Bills Stopped, But Many Remain; Several Helpful Bills Move

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop numerous harmful bills from continuing past the appropriations committees on Friday to reach...

Bill Attacks Equal Pay Deal, Expands Litigation Chances

A careful and historic compromise forged by the Legislature and the California Chamber of Commerce is under attack by legislation seeking to expand workplace...

Many Harmful Bills Still Alive in State Legislature

The end of the legislative year is just a few weeks away and the California Chamber of Commerce continues to fight numerous proposals that...

Housing Crisis at Top of Legislative Agenda

California’s housing crisis is a big focus of attention at the State Capitol as studies highlight two elements of the crisis that are inextricably...

4 Job Killer Bills Active at Legislature’s Summer Break

Three Senate job killer bills and one Assembly job killer bill remained active when the Legislature began its summer break on July 21. In addition,...

State-Run Health Care Bill Stalls in California Assembly

A costly job killer proposal to establish a government-run, single-payer health care system in California has been put on hold in the California Assembly...

U.S. High Court Shuts Down Expanded State Jurisdiction

In a decision released this week, the U.S. Supreme Court has limited one potential source of unexpected litigation for companies that do business in...

Final Budget Agreement Keeps Lid on New Spending

The Governor and legislative leaders announced on Tuesday, June 13 that they had reached an agreement on a $125 billion budget for the 2017–18...

Trade, Technology, Climate Among Topics at Gathering

The importance of international trade, immigration reform and technology to California were the subjects of a speech given by California Chamber of Commerce Board...

Employer Liability an Issue with State-Run Pension Plan

The California Chamber of Commerce is fighting to protect employers from liability for a state-run retirement savings plan for private employees. As originally established, the...

Bill with Multiple Tax Hikes Passes Senate Policy Panel

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer proposing multiple tax hikes on state employers, making California even less competitive, passed the Senate Governance and...

Action Needed: Stop Costly, State-Run Health Care

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to speak out against a costly job killer proposal to establish a government-run, single-payer health care...