Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Major Issues Still Pending at Legislative Summer Break

When legislators began their summer recess last week, the ultimate outcome on many priority business issues remained uncertain. Strong opposition from the California Chamber of...

Governor Signs Wildfire Safety and Accountability Legislation

With 2018 standing as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record in California, wildfire safety and accountability legislation passed both houses of...

Driver License with Limiting Note OK to Establish Identity

A new employee gave me a current California driver license. On the front of the license there is a notation “FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY.” Can...

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of July 12, when the Legislature began...

Podcasts Review Services Sales Tax, Tips for Managing Dress Codes in Summer

The Workplace podcast presented by the California Chamber of Commerce provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees. The 20...

Success of Private Sector Economy Reflected in State Budget Bounty

The $214 billion state budget that went into effect at the beginning of this month relies heavily on the success of the private sector...

Registration Opens for CalChamber Fall Public Affairs Conference

The California Chamber of Commerce has begun accepting registrations for the Public Affairs Conference this fall. The conference is set for October 15–16 at the...

Proposal Marks Huge Shift in Unemployment Insurance

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will profoundly change unemployment insurance (UI) in California and create long-term costs for the state...
James Ward

Labor Law Attorney Joins CalChamber Legal Affairs Team

James W. Ward joined the California Chamber of Commerce in June 2019 as an employment law subject matter expert/legal writer and editor. In that position,...

Request for Employment Records: Steps to Consider Before Responding

I received a document in the mail the other day from a law firm requesting a wide variety of employment records related to one...

Help Rename CalChamber Grassroots Program

What’s in a name? For years, the California Chamber of Commerce has identified its advocacy outlet devoted to encouraging involvement on legislative and regulatory...

Reality Check: Workers Are Changing

Labor protections are meant to address certain situations where there is an imbalance in control between the employer and employee. But when the workers...

Stalled, Moving Employment Law Proposals in Current Legislative Cycle

A number of bills that would have hindered employers in the state have been stopped for the year, but a few others remain. In...

CalChamber Objects to Massive Expansion of Air Emissions Reporting Mandate

No Public Hearing Set as Proposed Rule Now Encompasses Small Businesses Small businesses, including many without in-house air specialists, may soon be required to report...

CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Note Longstanding Trade/Investment Partnership

An annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders highlighted California’s continuing interdependence with one of its largest trade and...