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Business Groups Identify Essential Water Projects

With a persistent drought, and a hotter and drier climate, California must look beyond water conservation and recycling and develop new water storage and...

California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act Qualifies for 2024 Ballot

The Secretary of State has announced that the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act qualified for the 2024 ballot on the random sample...
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Company BBQ: Factors to Consider Before Sending Invites to Employees

We are having an offsite company barbecue this summer. What should I consider before hosting this event? Employer-sponsored social events are a great way to...
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CalChamber-Supported Background Check Bill Will Speed Up Job, Housing Applications

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks passed the Assembly Appropriations...

California Needs a Digital Trade Deal

It’s no secret that technology is the backbone of California’s economy. In fact, despite the roadblocks posed by the pandemic, the tech sector helped...

Prologis: Delivering Logistics Solutions and Services California Customers Need

This article is part of a series of profiles of CalChamber member companies that are contributing to the state’s economic strength and ability to...
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Update on CalChamber Efforts to Secure Changes to Important Bills

In Episode 156 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocates Ashley Hoffman and Robert Moutrie give a...

New Article Shows Record Number of PAGA Filings During Pandemic

While most business operations seemed to slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows that one industry did not: plaintiff’s firms filing lawsuits. Private...
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Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...

State Change in COVID-19 Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Leaves Questions for California Employers

One of the most well-known elements of COVID-19 workplace safety was changed last month — to relatively little fanfare — and it has left...
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Personnel/Payroll Record Requests: Timely Response Important

An employee has asked for a copy of his personnel file and payroll records. What documents is the employee legally entitled to receive? Under California...

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 July 1, when the Legislature began...

Resources Secretary Briefs Business Leaders on Drought; Urges Conservation Efforts

In a virtual meeting with California’s top business leaders last week, California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot discussed critical aspects of the state’s...
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Biden Administration Launches U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership

Last week, the Biden administration announced the launch of the United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP). U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with...
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How to Handle Vacation, Sick Leave, Paid Time Off, Holidays

In Episode 155 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage answer common questions that employers...