Friday, October 19, 2018

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...

CalChamber-Backed Bills to Help Ease Housing Crisis Pass

Both houses of the Legislature last week approved California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help ease the state’s housing crisis. Moving from the Assembly...

CalChamber Opposition Stops Mandate on Beverage Container Caps

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer groups, industry associations and local chambers of commerce stopped a...

Costly Labeling Mandate for Microfiber Products Fails to Move

Opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and industry groups has stopped an attempt to impose new and costly labeling requirements on polyester microfiber...

CalChamber Opposition Stops Job Killers

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped stop three more job killer bills from continuing past the Assembly Appropriations Committee last week. Held...

CalChamber Opposes Plan to Impose Tax on Services

A recently identified job killer bill that would impose a 3% tax on services purchased by businesses in California was discussed this week as...

CalChamber Secures Amendments to Remove Job Killer Tag

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer has been amended to remove the job killer tag. Before AB 1761 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance) was amended on May...

Capitol Insider Blog Posts Examine Styrofoam, Corporate Board Quotas

Two recent posts, reprinted below, examine the politics behind styrofoam container legislation and a proposal to set a quota of women members for the...

Governor’s Revised Budget Plan Saves Money for Rainy Day; No New Taxes

Last week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised version of his state budget proposal for 2018–19. The Governor’s final budget continues to...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Ends Cycle of Harassment

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment...

CalChamber Urging Fiscal Committees to Keep Job Killer Bills on Hold

The California Chamber of Commerce is asking legislative fiscal committees to stop a number of job killer bills from moving on in the legislative...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Advances in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that codifies case law to ensure victims of sexual harassment and employers are not sued for...

CalChamber Stops 4 Job Killers, Gets Changes to Remove Tag from Another

Four California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills are likely dead for the session, having failed to advance to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for...

California Supreme Court Adopts New Test for Deciding Independent Contractor Status

The California Supreme Court has issued its much-anticipated decision on which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or...