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No-Growth Job Killer Dies

A job killer proposal to place no-growth language in the state Constitution that will in effect stop development has been stopped for the year. In...

CalChamber-Sponsored Family Leave Mediation Bill Continues to Move

Legislation sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce to make permanent the small employer family leave mediation program continues to move. AB 2011 (Bauer-Kahan; D-Orinda),...

Summer Job for Minors: State, Federal Laws Outline Requirements

My company is thinking about hiring a 16-year-old for the summer. The job duties include lifting objects weighing more than 25 pounds, taking orders,...

California Litigation Trends and How to Safeguard Against Them

In Episode 198 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and Senior Employment Law Counsel Erika Barbara discuss litigation trends and...

CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Celebrate Longtime Trade Connections

The California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders explored subjects of mutual interest this week during a working luncheon in Sacramento. The June 12...

CalChamber Offers Recommendations for Changes to California Climate Bond

The California Chamber of Commerce recently submitted recommendations for changes to a potential general obligation bond measure being considered by the California Legislature that...

California Local Minimum Wage Increases Starting July 1, 2024

Instead of the beginning of the year, several California cities and counties implement their local minimum wage rate increases on July 1. California employers...

Job Killer Bills Miss Key Legislative Deadline

Three of the five remaining California Chamber of Commerce Job Killer bills missed the May 24 deadline to pass the house in which they...

72% of Voters Support Reforming California’s Lawsuit-First PAGA System

Seventy-two percent of California voters support reforming the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) to provide California regulators with increased authority to enforce employee labor...

Meal Break Timing: OK to Provide Early in Work Shift

We have an employee who is scheduled to work an eight-hour shift and routinely clocks out for his meal break after working only two...