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Disability Access Group Offers Tips for Businesses Operating Outdoors

The California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) has released access guidance for businesses to consider when setting up outdoor dining and curbside pickup locations. The...

Remember Masks, Social Distance Over Holiday Weekend

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all California businesses to remind their employees of the importance of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing...

State Releases Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom released a new Blueprint for a Safer Economy, color coded to help businesses and Californians see how the state...

IRS Issues Guidelines to President’s Payroll Tax Deferral Order

The U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidelines to President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral executive order the night of...

D&I Critical to Strong Organizations

In Episode 83 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Dr. Jessica Milam, Inclusion and Diversity Advisor to the U.S....

34 CalChamber Member Companies Rank Among Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

Thirty-four California Chamber of Commerce member companies were recently highlighted by the San Francisco Business Times / Silicon Valley Business Journal as some of...

Employer Playbook Includes What to Do If COVID-19 Outbreak in Workplace

Guidance on what to do if there’s a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace and links to the many state resources for employers have been...

Annual Proposition 65 Conference to Highlight Acrylamide Notices

Proposition 65 notices and lawsuits targeting companies whose food products may contain acrylamide will be on the agenda at the Prop. 65 Clearinghouse Conference. The...

Governor Dims Reopening, Issues Guidance for Schools

In response to COVID-19 flareups in multiple counties, Governor Gavin Newsom last week ordered all counties to close indoor operations of certain sectors as...

More Time to Apply for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

New Deadline: August 8, 2020 Legislation signed by the President last weekend extends the deadline to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to August...

Conditions Right for Delay in Minimum Wage Increase

The 2016 legislation setting up the schedule to increase the minimum wage, SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco), enabled the Governor to postpone by a...

Small Business Administration Updates: Disaster Loan Portal, Paycheck Protection Form

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this week that it has reopened the portal for eligible applicants hurt by COVID-19 to apply for...

Tourism Industry Preparing Itself for Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has snuffed out 10 years of economic growth in California’s travel and tourism industry. The fallout from this crisis is not...

Federal Government Amends Paycheck Protection Program Rules

As COVID-19 began to impact businesses, the federal government resolved to help by creating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers loans to help...

Update on Move Toward Business Reopening

California this week revised the readiness criteria for counties to move toward reopening their economies, linking required calculations on number of COVID-19 cases and...

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Available

Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, released the application for seeking forgiveness of...

State Issues Industry-Specific Guidance for Businesses to Reopen Gradually

California continued moving toward economic reopening this week, entering early Stage 2 of the COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap. The state issued more detailed industry-specific guidance and...