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Job Killer Bill DOA

A California Chamber of Commerce-identified job killer bill that proposed to ban in-state oil and gas production, SB 467 (Wiener; D-San Francisco), failed in...

New Supplemental Paid Sick Leave in Effect Now

In Episode 114 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Benjamin Ebbink,...

Adopted Wildfire Smoke Regulation Clarifies Employer Obligations

With a new fire season approaching, has Cal/OSHA developed additional regulations to address the hazards and mitigation of employee exposure to wildfire smoke? The emergency...

Capitol Summit, Host Breakfast Go Virtual

This year’s CalChamber Capitol Summit and the 95th Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. The Capitol Summit is scheduled...

Safe, Welcome Reopening Plan for California

I’m sure many readers know someone who postponed a wedding or reunion in 2020 due to the inability to gather or travel under COVID-19...

Higher Education Integral to Business Needs

In Episode 115 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Lande Ajose, senior policy advisor for higher education to Governor...

Global Groups Express Cautious Optimism for Post-Pandemic Worldwide Recovery

Economic reports recently released by two key global organizations present cautiously optimistic signs for worldwide recovery. World Trade Organization The World Trade Organization (WTO) reported on...

Governor Sets Target Date for Reopening California

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom set a June 15 benchmark for fully reopening the state’s economy. He emphasized that moving on is contingent on...

Job Killer Additions Increase Taxes, Labor/Employment Mandates

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added four bills to its annual list of job killer legislation. The additions bring the 2021 job...

On-Site Drug Testing: Remember to Support Need, Confidentiality

We’ve been bringing our employees back into the office, and pursuant to our “reasonable suspicion” drug testing, would like to conduct in-house drug testing....

CalChamber Wins Landmark Prop. 65 Ruling

California businesses scored a landmark victory last week when Chief District Judge Kimberly Mueller of the Eastern District of California granted the California Chamber...

Rising Payroll Taxes Coming to Shore Up California’s Pandemic-Depleted UI Fund

As the 2021 crop of legislation is coming into form and moving through legislative committees addressing a range of topics, one topic is conspicuously...

How You Can Help End Anti-Asian Hate

In Episode 113 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg interviews Sacramento County Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Thienvu Ho. Deputy D.A....

Recent Agreements Provide Framework for Ongoing Partnership in Multiple Sectors

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ambassador Márcia Loureiro, Consul General, Consulate General of Brazil in...

California Travel Looks to Bounce Back After Sharp Pandemic Decline

March marked one year since the coronavirus changed the way Californians live and work. This spring carries a sense of optimism as vaccines become...