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Just-Signed Bills Offer Relief from Pandemic Hardship

Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation this week to provide relief to Californians experiencing pandemic hardship. Included in the package were bills to allocate another $2.1...

California Releases Employer COVID-19 Compliance Portal

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal, state and local governments have spent the last year continually developing new laws, regulations, ordinances,...

Employee Quitting Due to COVID May Still Collect Unemployment

I have several employees who have quit for COVID-19 related reasons, including lack of child care and fear of being in the workplace. Why...

CalChamber Members Answer Oakland African American Chamber Call to Support Resiliency Fund to Help...

When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year and local small businesses struggled to survive, the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC) launched a...

Federal Labor Law Changes to Expect

In Episode 106 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Legislative Advocate...

California Labor Law Predictions

In Episode 107 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Legislative Advocate...

World Trade Organization Announces First Woman and African as Director General

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on February 15 that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria will be Director General. She will be the first woman...

CalChamber Endorses Effort to Open Schools Safely/Soon

The time has come for the Legislature to join Governor Gavin Newsom in finalizing an agreement to reopen California public schools. Governor Newsom has laid...

Proposed Change to Prop. 65 Warning Rules Will Increase Business Costs

WARNING: Everything in California May Cause Cancer. That is the likely conclusion if one were to believe every Proposition 65 warning they encounter. So ubiquitous...

Cal/OSHA Provides Model Template for COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Where can I find a copy or example of a COVID-19 Prevention Plan? In conjunction with the recent adoption of the COVID-19 emergency regulations, the...

2021 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com/businessissues. This easy-to-reference publication presents ways...

New Role for HR: Mandatory Reporter

In Episode 105 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca...

State Updates Vaccine Allocation Guidelines

Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continue to work toward allocating COVID-19 vaccines to a broader segment of the...

Export-Import Bank Maintains Quorum, Ability to Help Exporters

The Export-Import Bank of the United States will continue to operate with a quorum following the early February presidential appointment of James Cruse to...

HRWatchdog Blog Tracks Updates to Local COVID-19 Ordinances

Since the beginning of the year, local jurisdictions that adopted their own COVID-19 sick leave ordinances in 2020 have been updating and revising their...