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Single-Payer Health Care Bill Introduced in Legislature

A bill that would enact a single-payer health care coverage system in California was introduced for the second consecutive year by Assemblymember Ash Kalra...

Two Local Chamber Leaders Join CalChamber Board

In December, the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors updated the organization’s bylaws to add two new seats specifically for local chamber CEOs,...

How State Cannabis Laws Affect Testing, Questions About Use

I’ve heard California law protects employees who use cannabis. Is it true that we can no longer test for, or discipline, an employee who...

Author Reintroduces Legislation Providing Unemployment Benefits to Striking Workers

A bill that would provide unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for striking workers was introduced in the California Legislature this week by Senator Anthony Portantino. This...

Career Advancement Best Practices in the Age of Remote, Hybrid Work

In Episode 191 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and business coach Nick Warner discuss the career advancement challenges remote...

California Trade Down in 2023, But State Still a Top Exporter

Trade statistics released this month by the U.S. Department of Commerce show that California, despite lower annual trade numbers, remained a top exporting state...

CalChamber-Opposed Bills Stall; Dead for the Year

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills have stalled in the California Assembly and are dead for the year. The bills dealt with political contributions, non-compete...

Local Tax Measures Totaling $3.9+ Billion on March Ballots

Local tax and bond measures that cumulatively would increase taxes by more than $3.9 billion will appear on March ballots up and down the...

Asking Applicants about Vehicle Ownership May Be Discriminatory

We’ve experienced challenges with employees being unable to come to work due to car troubles. In job interviews, is it OK to ask an...

Overview of March Ballot Measure

Following is a brief summary of Proposition 1, which will appear on the March 5 Primary Election ballot. The California Chamber of Commerce supports...