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State-Run Retirement Savings Plan Gets OK; Mandatory Enrollment Coming in 2020

California employers that don’t already offer a workplace retirement savings vehicle will be required to either begin offering one via the private market or...

Workplace Injuries Reporting for 2017 Data Due on December 31, 2018

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log...

CalChamber Seeking Changes to Make Panic Button Legislation More Workable

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition continues to seek changes to make more workable a bill that, among other provisions, requires hotels to provide...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Proposes Added Clarity in Indoor Heat Illness Rule

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition has submitted a fourth set of comments on a fourth draft of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat...

CalChamber Secures Amendments to Remove Job Killer Tag

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer has been amended to remove the job killer tag. Before AB 1761 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance) was amended on May...

CalChamber-Backed Regulatory Reform Bills Pass Assembly Committee

Three California Chamber of Commerce-supported regulatory reform bills passed the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee this week with bipartisan support. • AB 2087 (Waldron;...

CalChamber Kills Targeted Tax Proposal in Assembly Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would have imposed a tax on contractors for the privilege of doing business with the...

New Safety Rule to Protect Hotel Housekeepers to Take Effect July 1

California has adopted a new workplace safety and health regulation to prevent and reduce work-related injuries to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry....

Join CalChamber Safety Advisory Group

Hotel housekeeping is just one of many workplace safety issues on which the California Chamber of Commerce provides input, helping shape legislation and regulations. To...

Indoor Heat Illness Rules: Keeping Up the Pressure

While the latest version of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule is improved over prior versions, a coalition of employer groups led...

Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Status

California appears to be on track to repay its unemployment insurance (UI) fund debt to the federal government by the end of the year. The...

California Has Bigger Stake than Other States in Immigration Reform Debate

A look at estimates of both the number of undocumented immigrants and young unauthorized immigrants who call California home reveals the potential significant impact...

State-Run Retirement Draft Regulations Exclude Critical Instructions for Employers

Draft regulations for the new state-run retirement savings program, Secure Choice, leave out critical instructions to help employers understand their obligations, the California Chamber...

Proposed EDD Rules Create New Grounds for Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups are opposing proposed regulations mandating employers respond with job titles and wage information to what...

State-Run Retirement Program: CalChamber Urges Businesses to Participate in Workshops on Draft Regulations for Secure Choice

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to participate in the upcoming workshops to discuss draft regulations for the new state-run retirement savings...

Governor Rejects Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed a bill that would have allowed organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially...

CalChamber Fighting Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that allows organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially unlimited scope of employer internal...