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CalChamber, Allies File Fair Pay Reform Initiative

Organizations, including the California Chamber of Commerce, representing a broad portion of the California business community last week filed the “Californians for Fair Pay...

Recap of Governor’s Actions on Priority Bills

Another legislative year came to a close this week as Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the last remaining bills waiting on his desk. Of the...

Answers to Common Questions about Completing Form I-9

As employers are again hiring, a number of questions have arisen concerning the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). The following questions and answers...

Commissioner Offers Insights into Factors Affecting Congestion at U.S. Ports

The commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, Carl Bentzel, joined the California Chamber of Commerce on October 5 to discuss the state of U.S....

Final Status Report on Major Business Bills

The following list summarizes the final status of California Chamber of Commerce priority bills that were sent to the Governor this year. The CalChamber will...

Breaking Down COVID-19-Related Lawsuits

In Episode 134 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman, and employment law attorney Colby Turner...

Travel Industry Optimistic on Recovery

With the September 20 announcement that international travel will resume in November, California’s travel industry has renewed optimism for an accelerated recovery. The new...

Unemployment Fund Insolvency Will Lead to Payroll Tax Increases

With the legislative frenzy complete for the year, Sacramento’s policymakers are turning their eyes toward next year’s budget and their next round of legislative...

Legislative Roundup: Priority Bills That Were Signed, Vetoed

Another legislative year came to a close yesterday as Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the last remaining bills waiting on his desk. Out of...

Job Killer Final: Governor Vetoes 1, Signs the Other

Days after vetoing a California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill on forced unionization of agricultural workers, Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed a...

Jennifer Barrera Takes Charge as CalChamber President/CEO

Starting October 1, Jennifer Barrera is the new president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce. Appointed by the CalChamber Board of Directors in...

When Employee Chooses to Work from Home, Who Pays the Costs?

As a result of COVID-19, many of my employees have been reluctant to come into the office to do their jobs. In an effort...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Backed Bills to Boost Construction of New Housing

In recent weeks, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed five California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will increase housing production in the state. The bills are...

COVID-19 in the Workplace — Vaccination Mandate on Horizon

COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions around workplace safety in California and across the nation — and big changes for businesses are on the horizon...

Preparing for New COVID-19 Vaccine Rules

In Episode 133 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the upcoming federal COVID-19...