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CalChamber Board Names Barrera Next President/CEO

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer Barrera as the organization’s next president and CEO, effective October 1, 2021. Barrera will...

Legislature Sends Two Job Killer Bills to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will eliminate an agricultural employee’s right to cast an independent vote in secret union ballot...

Applicant’s Workers’ Comp Claim History Can’t Be Used for Screening

We work in an industry that is at a higher risk for workplace injury. In an effort to keep our workers’ compensation costs lower,...

California Voters Reject Recall of Governor

California voters said “no” to recalling Governor Gavin Newsom in this week’s historic election. Shortly after the polls closed on Tuesday, September 14, major news...

Strong Demand for Goods; Supply Lagging; Imbalance Keeps Upward Pressure on Prices

Overview The recession is officially over. It ended more than a year ago, but it takes time for the group of economists at the National...

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 10, when the Legislature began...

CalChamber, Allied Business Groups Help Stop 7 Oppose Bills, Amend 4

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping seven CalChamber-opposed bills from advancing for the year,...

Japan Business Leaders in California Mark 20th Annual Meeting with CalChamber

The 20th annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders highlighted California’s continuing interdependence with one of its largest trade...

Coming Soon: U.S. Emergency Rule Establishing Large Employer Vaccination or Testing Mandate

On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. Department of Labor through its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working...

CalChamber Halts Limit on Climate Technology Innovation

Legislation that would have limited technological development and hurt the state’s ability to meet its carbon neutrality goals failed to move out of Senate...

Chamber Coalition Fights Forced Unionization Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce are fighting enactment of a job killer bill that seeks to...

CalChamber General Counsel Erika Frank to Depart

Erika Frank, longtime general counsel and executive vice president of legal affairs for the California Chamber of Commerce, has accepted a position at the...

Who Pays Cost of Employee COVID Testing or Vaccination?

If I require an employee to go get a COVID test, or to be vaccinated, who pays the costs of testing or vaccination? Do...

CalChamber, Coalitions Stop Privacy Proposals Having Unintended Consequences

Privacy legislation with broad consequences for the business community at large was stopped for the year in the Senate thanks to the opposition of...