Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Senate Committees OK Conflicting Mandate, Pathway to Litigation for State Employers

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill creating another pathway of costly litigation against employers won approval by two Senate policy committees this week. AB 3081...

NLRB Poised to Revisit Joint Employer Standard

As the saying goes, history often repeats itself as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) demonstrates. In May, NLRB Chairman John F. Ring announced...

Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is reminding employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures reach triple...

New Recycling/Composting Requirements Moving in Legislature

Legislation imposing new recycling and composting requirements for disposable food service packaging at certain state facilities passed an Assembly policy committee this week despite...

Action Needed to Stop Consumer Litigation Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition are working to stop a job killer proposal that will subject businesses and nonprofits to...

Health Care Treatment Mandate Amended, Removed from Job Killer List

As a result of recent amendments, a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill has been removed from the job killer list. AB 2384 (Arambula; D-Kingsburg) was...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Proposes Added Clarity in Indoor Heat Illness Rule

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition has submitted a fourth set of comments on a fourth draft of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat...

Author Revives Plan to Impose Retroactive Liability on Product Makers

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed proposal to create an unprecedented basis for product liability has been revived by the author after the first attempt...

Senate Committee OKs First Step Toward Reliable Regional Energy Grid

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will promote energy efficiency and grid reliability won approval from a Senate policy committee this week. AB 813...

Coalition Fights Expansion of Employment Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer groups and local chambers of commerce are opposing a job killer bill that...

Hospital Contract Bill Amended to Remove Opposition

As a result of recent amendments, the California Chamber of Commerce has removed SB 538 (Monning; D-Carmel), dealing with hospital contracts, from the job...

Governor Signs Bill Clarifying Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that clarifies the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act approved...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Will Increase Energy Costs

Legislation that will lead to increased energy costs has passed the Senate, is under consideration in the Assembly and is opposed by the California...

Lead Paint Liability Expansion Passes First Committee in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that significantly expands public nuisance liability in California passed a Senate policy committee this week. The CalChamber opposes AB...

Opposition Stops Job Killer; 5 Bills Pass to Second House

A wage statement penalty bill opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer was stopped in the Assembly last week. June 1...

Five Job Creator Bills Advance in Legislature

As of the June 1 deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced, five California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator...

Opposition Stops Retroactive Liability for Product Manufacturers, Distributors

A coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce has stopped legislation that would have created an extraordinary new scheme of product liability resulting...