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State Gains Funds from Federal Infrastructure Bill

The federal infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden this week will provide much-needed funding to help California improve its roads, bridges and ports. Much...

Quick Preview of New and 2022 California Employment Laws

Following is a quick look at some of the new employment laws about which employers should be aware. Unless otherwise stated, the new laws...

Allowing Use of Sick Time for Vacation Could Prove Costly for Employer

My employee wants to take a few days off to take a trip with her family, but she is out of vacation time. Can...

The People’s Voice: What Do Voters Want?

“There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.” — Likely apocryphal quote attributed to French Revolutionary. Voters and their representatives often...

Stories from the Labor Law Helpline

In Episode 137 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss unique workplace issues that...

Key Considerations for Employers Returning Their Employees to the Workplace

Many employers in California are in the process of returning their employees to the workplace on either a full-time or part-time basis. For some...

Federal Recommendations Keep Focus on Modernizing U.S. Ports, Waterways

Last week, the Biden-Harris administration released a plan to help federal agencies gear up to implement the federal infrastructure bill quickly. The White House said...

The People’s Voice: Voters Anxious About Public Safety

Earlier this month, Alert reported about California voters’ deep concerns over an increasing cost of living and the fear of falling further behind. Eighty-five percent...

CalChamber: Practical Steps to Ease Supply Chain Crisis

In a letter this week to Governor Gavin Newsom and members of the California Legislature, the California Chamber of Commerce offered a series of...

CalChamber Poll Shows Economic Security Top of Mind for Voters

Increasing cost of living and fear of falling further behind add up to California voters apprehensive about their future. The seventh annual CalChamber poll,...

Classifying Long-Term Worker as ‘Temporary’ May Cause Problems

I hired a temporary worker a few months ago. I saw that under work classifications, a temp’s time can be extended for one additional...

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2021

This report for the first year of the 2021–2022 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...

CalChamber Best Business Votes 2021

Legislators are listed in descending order according to how often they voted in accord with the California Chamber of Commerce position (first number) versus...