Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Just 2 Job Killer Bills Pass

Only two of the 31 job killer bills identified this year by the California Chamber of Commerce have passed the Legislature and been sent...

Legislature Sends 3 Job Creator Bills to Governor

Three bills identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as job creators passed the Legislature this year and await action by the Governor. The...

September 30 Deadline for Reporting EEO-1 Compensation Data

What is the EEO-1 Component 2 data and how do I know if I have to report? The EEO-1 annual compliance survey requires certain employers...

California Economy Continues Growing; Some Declines Due to Ongoing Trade Wars

Fact Versus Fiction While still savoring the fact that the U.S. economy is in the midst of a record-breaking expansion, attention has suddenly shifted to...

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 September 13, when the Legislature began...

Critical Employment Bill Awaits Action by Governor

The Legislature has wrapped up for the year, and the onus is now on Governor Gavin Newsom to decide which bills to sign into...

New Law Extends, Clarifies Harassment Training Deadline

Some California employers now have until January 1, 2021 to train employees on sexual harassment prevention—a one-year extension of the original January 1, 2020...

CalChamber Statement on AB 5

The California Chamber of Commerce released the following statement on September 18 on the signing of the independent contractor bill, AB 5 (Gonzalez; D-San...

Keeping Employer Concerns Before Legislators Critical in Last Week of Session

With just one week left before legislators leave Sacramento for the year, major bills having a significant impact on business remain to be voted...

Air Board Proposal Makes More Businesses Subject to Its Jurisdiction

Do you get deliveries to your business? I expect you do. Under a new rule being considered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB),...

Harassment Training Deadline Extended, Clarified

Some California employers now have until January 1, 2021 to train employees on sexual harassment prevention—a one-year extension of the original January 1, 2020...

Anti-Arbitration Job Killer Threatens to Flood Courts

An anti-arbitration bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer will burden the overworked court system if adopted. AB 51 (Gonzalez;...

Proposal Jeopardizes State Workforce Goals

A proposed constitutional amendment pending before legislators will jeopardize the state’s workforce goals if voters eventually approve the measure. The California Chamber of Commerce opposes...

Required Use of Paid Vacation Instead of Unpaid Time Off Generally OK

My employee asked for a few days off for a vacation with her family, but wants to take it unpaid rather than using the...

Multiple Entities Could Gain Power to Increase Property Taxes with Just 55% Vote of...

Hundreds of local special districts could gain the ability to increase property taxes with just a 55% majority vote if a proposed constitutional amendment...