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All Californians Lose If Split Roll Tax Passes

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business and taxpayer groups are leading a strong effort to defeat the split roll property...

Job Killer Bill Update: One Stalled, Others Moving

Legislation that will kill thousands of high-paying jobs narrowly failed to pass a Senate policy committee this week. Last week, the California Chamber of...

More Localities Adopting COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

What are the latest cities/counties that have enacted sick leave ordinances for COVID-19 purposes? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and since the federal Families...

Employer Playbook Includes What to Do If COVID-19 Outbreak in Workplace

Guidance on what to do if there’s a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace and links to the many state resources for employers have been...

How to Sabotage a Recovery: Raise Taxes

Even before COVID-19, many Californians were struggling with the high cost of living here. The long-time willingness of many Californians to pay the “sunshine...

COVID-19: What Employers Ask – Part 3

In Episode 81 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

Friendship with California More Important than Ever in Global Pandemic Fallout

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Rana Sarkar, consul general of Canada, Northern California. Free Trade Agreement What...

Governor Declines to Delay Minimum Wage Hike Scheduled for 2021

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he won’t delay the minimum wage increase scheduled to begin on January 1, 2021. While acknowledging that current...

Annual Proposition 65 Conference to Highlight Acrylamide Notices

Proposition 65 notices and lawsuits targeting companies whose food products may contain acrylamide will be on the agenda at the Prop. 65 Clearinghouse Conference. The...

Governor Dims Reopening, Issues Guidance for Schools

In response to COVID-19 flareups in multiple counties, Governor Gavin Newsom last week ordered all counties to close indoor operations of certain sectors as...

COVID-19: Planning for School Closures

In Episode 80 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

COVID-19 and a New Hire’s Expired Identity Document

We just hired an employee who does not have a current identity document. Her driver license expired on April 1, and she says that...

Panelists Share Insights on Fostering Diversity, Inclusion; Video Available

Fostering diversity and inclusion in the workforce requires strong intention and difficult conversations, Audra Bohannon, senior client partner at Korn Ferry, advises in a...

COVID-19: Enforcing Mask Rules at Work

In Episode 79 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss ways...

California Interstate System Ranks High for Congestion/Road Deterioration Rate

The rate of congestion, road and bridge deterioration in the California Interstate system is among the highest in the country, according to a report...