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Assembly Committee Moves Job Killer Bills to Next Stage

A job killer bill that will significantly restrict Californians’ ability to access home and auto loans by placing onerous burdens on lenders, which will...

Politics During a Pandemic Leads to Victories for GOP Candidates

California held two runoff special elections on May 12 that produced lopsided wins for the Republican candidates in districts where voter registration, at least...

Factors to Keep in Mind When Rehiring Furloughed Employees

We are gearing up to restart our business soon. We furloughed several employees. Are there any concerns about rehiring? When we furloughed these people,...

Update on Move Toward Business Reopening

California this week revised the readiness criteria for counties to move toward reopening their economies, linking required calculations on number of COVID-19 cases and...

COVID-19: What Employers Ask – Part 2

In Episode 70 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and Labor Law Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the...

6 Things Legislature Can Do to Help State Recover from Economic Devastation

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the California economy, especially public-facing businesses. Entertainment—including motion pictures, television, live shows and theme parks—restaurants, accommodations and retail sectors...

World Trade Organization at a Crossroads

During the May 2020 recognition of World Trade Month, and in the current worldwide political climate where trade policy has risen to a tier...

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Available

Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, released the application for seeking forgiveness of...

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer Bill List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual job killer list, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would...

Governor Lays Out Plan for Solving Record State Budget Deficit

Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed solving a record budget deficit by tapping reserves, borrowing money from special funds, deferring spending and raising some targeted...

Remote Workers May Be Subject to Local Wage, Sick Leave Ordinances

If our work site is located in an area where only the California minimum wage rate applies, but due to COVID-19, some of our...

State Issues Industry-Specific Guidance for Businesses to Reopen Gradually

California continued moving toward economic reopening this week, entering early Stage 2 of the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap. The state issued more detailed industry-specific guidance and...

CalChamber to Present Webinar on Creating a Return to Work Plan

As California and its localities begin to modify their shelter-in-place orders, employers across the state are thinking about how to comply with evolving workplace...

More Important Than Ever: Maintaining and Improving Free Trade, Investment

The world has quickly changed over the last few months and during these strange and uncertain times, the importance of international trade has been...

HR Boot Camp Pivots to Virtual Format

With the enthusiastic help of seminar attendees, the California Chamber of Commerce converted its in-person HR Boot Camp to a virtual seminar last week. Using...