Friday, September 21, 2018

Anti-Arbitration Bill Moves in Assembly

A job killer bill that seeks to ban arbitration clauses for alleged civil rights violations, thereby forcing consumers into an already-overburdened judicial system passed...

Independent Contractor Price Setting Bill Stopped

The author of a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would increase prices for consumers and businesses who utilize the services of...

Job Creator Bills Move with Unanimous Support

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills won unanimous approval from their respective policy committees this week. AB 2664 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks), which will...

Job Killer Bills Clear Policy Committees

Senate and Assembly policy committees have sent several California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills to the next step of the legislative process. If passed,...

Employer Liability Concerns Unanswered as Retirement Savings Bill Advances

Legislation mandating a state-run retirement savings program for private sector employees continues to move in the Senate despite strong concerns expressed by the California...

CalChamber-Backed Mining Reform Laws Protect In-State Supply of Critical Materials

California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation modernizing the operation of surface mines in the state and ensuring the market for construction materials remains viable and...

Two Job Creator Bills Pass; One Fails in Senate Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that incentivizes disability access and education won unanimous bipartisan approval from the Assembly Appropriations Committee this...

Scheduling Mandate Job Killer Moves

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill subjecting employers to financial penalties and litigation for changes to an employee’s schedule with less than...

Housing Job Killer Bill to Be Heard in Senate Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will erode housing availability will be heard in a Senate committee on April 20. SB 1150...

Targeted Tax Becomes No. 19 on Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added a targeted tax to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills on the...

CalChamber Identifies 2016 Job Creator Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to 12 bills that will improve the state’s...

Minimum Wage Hike Becomes Law; Overview of Implications for Employers

California is the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. Employers need to prepare...

CalChamber-Supported Affordable Housing Bill Moves

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that helps create affordable housing opportunities passed an Assembly policy committee last week with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 2817 (Chiu;...

Duplicative Heat Illness Bill Passes Senate Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that needlessly creates more heat illness prevention regulations passed a Senate policy committee this week. SB 1167 (Leyva; D-Chino)...

Assembly Committee Rejects Bills to Expedite Water Supply Solutions

Legislation that aimed to speed construction of a project to expand the state’s ability to store water in wet times for use in dry...

CalChamber Releases 2016 Preliminary Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released a preliminary list of job killer bills to call attention to the negative impact that 18...

Minimum Wage Job Killer Goes to Governor

The Legislature this week passed SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco), a job killer bill that will increase the minimum wage in California to $15...