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Robust Budget, Key Programs Rely on Private Sector Success

Taxes continue to pour into the state treasury, like spring snowmelt into Lake Oroville. Thanks to the engine of California’s private economy—the creativity of...

Budget Plan Spells Out Steps to Expanding Paid Family Leave

Following up on his January commitment to expanding California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined steps toward that goal in the...

Retiree Who Returns for Specific Projects: Independent Contractor or Not?

One of my long-term employees recently retired, and would like to do some occasional work for us in her spare time. Can we hire...

Job Creator Fostering Technological Innovation Wins OK from Assembly Fiscal Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that encourages technological innovation passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee this week with bipartisan support. AB 1195 (O’Donnell;...

CalChamber Reiterates Support for U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The California Chamber of Commerce reminded the state’s representatives in Congress this week of the importance of the pending U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the...

U.S. Senators Vote to Unleash Full Potential of Export-Import Bank

In a bipartisan vote last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed three members for the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors to restore the export credit...

Texting in the Workplace and Other Cautionary Employment Tales

Finding novel ways to increase efficiency or prevent workplace harassment can create serious problems for employers if not properly executed or thought out. In this...

U.S. Labor Agency Gives More Time to Comment on Proposed Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the comment period for two proposed rules—one that revises and clarifies joint-employer arrangements and another that...

Amendments Put Balance in Former Job Killer Bill

Legislation that began as a targeted mandate increasing transportation costs has been amended at the urging of the California Chamber of Commerce and its...

Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that the test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor, established by last year’s California...

When Dealing with Older Worker, Focus on Job Performance Concerns

Our employee is over 65 years old and he seems shaky physically; it is taking him longer and longer to get his job duties...

Luncheon Forum Highlights Opportunities, Challenges of Mexico-California Relations

An international luncheon forum at the California Chamber of Commerce provided historical context and insights into the U.S. and California relationship with Mexico. The Consulate...

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