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Workers’ Comp Job Killer Proposal Fails to Move

Legislation expanding the presumption that certain diseases and injuries are caused by the workplace failed in an Assembly policy committee this week for lack...

CalChamber Promotes Media Relations Spokesperson to Lead Communications

Denise Davis, longtime spokesperson for the California Chamber of Commerce, has been promoted to executive vice president of communications, responsible for leading the organization’s...

Steps to Take When Audit Reveals Errors in Completed I-9 Form

I am planning to audit our completed I-9 forms. What do I do if I find errors? Good for you! It is a best practice...

Bill Harming Film Industry Passes Committee; Collective Bargaining Concerns Acknowledged

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would drive film industry jobs out of California passed a Senate policy committee this week. The bill, AB...
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Authors Share Small Business Success Tips from Self-Made Bosses

In Episode 153 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera and authors Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg discuss entrepreneurship and share...
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World Trade Organization Pledges to Tackle Reform, Extends Digital Trade No-Tax Pact

The World Trade Organization (WTO) held its 12th Ministerial Conference last week in Geneva after thrice postponing the gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By...

Senate Committee Moves Bill Jeopardizing State’s Music Industry

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would deliver a massive blow to the state’s music industry and drive talent and jobs out of...

CalSavers Small Business Registration Deadline: June 30

Small businesses with five or more employees that don’t offer a qualified retirement plan have less than a week to register with CalSavers, a...

U.S. High Court Ruling Supports Arbitration

In a win for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) can...
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Considerations for Returning to In-Person Work Setups

In Episode 152 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss hybrid and in-person work...

Medical Documentation Requirements for Disability Leaves

If an employee requests a leave of absence as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, can I require medical documentation from their...

Record Budget Surplus Calls for Tripling Down on UI Fund Offset

Californians have traveled a bumpy road to post-pandemic recovery, with healthy employment and wage growth on the one hand, but soaring inflation and cost-of-living...

VSP Vision: On a Mission to Empower Human Potential Through Sight

This article is a part of a series of profiles of CalChamber member companies that are contributing to the state’s economic strength and ability...

Virtual Summit Reviews Initial Findings from Maritime Data Initiative Meetings

Initial findings from five months of weekly virtual meetings with maritime and intermodal stakeholders were presented on June 1 at a virtual summit of...

Western Hemisphere Leaders Gather in Los Angeles for Summit of the Americas

Leaders from the Western Hemisphere, with a few notable absences, gathered in Los Angeles last week for the Ninth Summit of the Americas. The June...