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Homelessness, Public Safety Top Concerns for State Voters

California voters are anxious. Reports of steady growth and low unemployment cheer political leaders, but voters are disturbed by decaying public order and an unaffordable...

Governor Signs Job Creator Bill Helping Disaster Victims

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a California Chamber of Commerce- supported job creator bill last month that will help California businesses rebuild after disasters. SB 601...

Develop Policy on Referrals to Ensure Consistent Practices

Is an employer prohibited from providing a reason for separation when verifying past employment? No—an employer can provide reasons for separation/termination, but many employers are...

2019 Public Affairs Conference

Governor's Top Aides Review First Year Photos by Matt Lara Inside Look at Elections, Legislation, Consumer Privacy Act More photos at www.calchamber.com/publicaffairs. Special Thanks To The 2019 CalChamber...

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2019

This report for the first year of the 2019–2020 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...

From Clowns to Pigs: Dealing with Unconventional Requests

Accommodating an employee’s medical needs can be complicated—especially when support animals are involved. News outlets throughout the world have covered the array of accommodation...

CalChamber Best Business Votes 2019

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

Legislative Year: Mixed Bag

Governor Gavin Newson finished signing/vetoing all bills on October 13. The California Chamber of Commerce was tracking 62 bills on his desk, 32 supported...

CalChamber Files Lawsuit to End Prop.65 Warnings for Acrylamide

On behalf of its members, the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit on October 7 to stop the multitude of Proposition 65 warnings...

Canceling Shifts on Short Notice May Lead to Reporting Time Pay

How much notice must I give my employees that I’m canceling a shift in order to avoid paying reporting time? Anytime an employee reports to...

CalChamber, Business Leaders Join Lt. Governor in Trade Delegation to Mexico

Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis led a California government and business delegation from October 1–4 to Mexico City to collaborate and sign new agreements with...

Final Status Report on Major Business Bills

The following list summarizes the final status of California Chamber of Commerce priority bills that were sent to the Governor this year. The CalChamber will...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event

Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In Episode 33 of...

Annual Meeting

In compliance with Article VII of the bylaws, notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the members of the California Chamber of...