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Governor Newsom Vetoes Threat to Water Reliability

Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed job killer legislation last week that threatened California’s water supply, and would have created regulatory uncertainty and litigation. “SB 1 posed...

CalChamber-Supported Wildfire Prevention Bills Signed by Governor

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help prevent wildfires are among bills signed this week by the Governor to improve the state’s...

When Foster Care Leads to Adoption, Just One Family Leave Applies

I have an employee who is going through counseling to become a foster parent. Is she eligible for the federal Family Medical Leave Act...

The Blob: Wet or Dry Year in 2020?

The Blob is back in the Pacific Ocean. The Blob is a massive pool of water that is warmer than normal in the Pacific...

Labor Agency Secretary to Give Keynote at CalChamber HR Symposium

Julie A. Su, the Governor’s Cabinet adviser on labor issues and employment programs, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the California Chamber of Commerce 2019 HR Symposium on November 8.

Benefit Trends That Keep Employees Engaged at Work

With open enrollment just around the corner, employers may be wondering what types of benefits to offer their employees besides the traditional health and...

Poll Shows Dropping Support for Split Roll, Largest Tax Hike in History

Backers of an initiative for the 2020 ballot to increase business property taxes have changed their measure twice since introducing it in 2017. The...

California Has One of Worst Lawsuit Climates in Country, Business Survey Shows

California has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, affecting companies’ decisions on whether to do business in the state, according to...

Governor Signs Bill on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will improve accessibility of Greenhouse Gas Fund-eligible projects. The bill, AB 1237 (Aguiar-Curry;...

Classifying Employees: New Test Signed Into Law

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation placing in law the test for determining when a worker is an independent contract as outlined in...

Coalition Raises Concerns Over Efforts to Impose Sales Tax on Services

A broad coalition that includes the California Chamber of Commerce, small businesses, and taxpayers this week announced the formation of the California Tax and...

How Deadline Extension Affects Timing of Harassment Training

I just read that the Governor signed a new law that changes the timing for the new sexual harassment training. What are the new...

Ageism at Work: Prevent Liability by Focusing on Abilities, Not Age

In today’s modern workforce, it’s not uncommon to find employees from a number of generations in a single company. In Episode 30 of The...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Helping Small Businesses

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored bill to help protect businesses from predatory lawsuits has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 1607 (Boerner...