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Just-Signed Bills Offer Relief from Pandemic Hardship

Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation this week to provide relief to Californians experiencing pandemic hardship. Included in the package were bills to allocate another $2.1...

California Releases Employer COVID-19 Compliance Portal

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal, state and local governments have spent the last year continually developing new laws, regulations, ordinances,...

CalChamber Members Answer Oakland African American Chamber Call to Support Resiliency Fund to Help...

When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year and local small businesses struggled to survive, the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC) launched a...

2021 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com/businessissues. This easy-to-reference publication presents ways...

Legislature, Governor Must Act to Prevent California Employers from Paying for EDD’s Mistakes

Whenever something goes wrong—whenever something is lost or damaged—the question is always the same: who gets stuck holding the bag? And we all know...

Webinar Highlights Common Labor Violations to Avoid

Representatives from the California Labor Commissioner’s Office joined the California Chamber of Commerce in a free live webinar recently to educate employers on common...

Streamlined Work Sharing Program Offers Alternative to Layoffs

As California businesses continue to struggle to maintain their workforces during COVID-related closing and reopenings, employers should keep in mind California’s underutilized work share...

Paycheck Protection Program Resumes; SBA Vows to Improve Process

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was reopened earlier this month by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department. The...

Allies Join CalChamber Call for COVID Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce and nearly 200 allied business organizations representing all sectors of the economy and employing millions of California workers sent...

State Expects to Receive Surplus Revenue, But Sees Deficits on the Horizon

Despite enjoying a record $34 billion budget surplus and prudent reserves from burgeoning but one-time tax revenues, California budget officials expect to see fiscal...

Governor Gives Preview of Business Recovery Plan

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom released a preview of his budget plan to help California businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Equitable Recovery...

Governor Names New Business Adviser

Governor Gavin Newsom has named longtime political strategist Dee Dee Myers as his senior adviser and director of the Governor’s Office of Business and...

Governor Ties Lockdowns to Hospital Capacity; CalChamber Urges Congress to Help Small Businesses

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday that regions of the state will be subject to more restrictive stay-at-home orders when their hospital capacity erodes...

State Offering Temporary Tax Relief, COVID-19 Grants for Businesses

California will be offering a number of relief options for businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom announced this week. The Governor’s November 30...

‘Bet on Yourself’: Women Leaders Share Stories of Success, Tips to Help Others

Five of the state’s top women leaders, representing the private sector and state government, recently joined the California Chamber of Commerce in a panel webinar to recount their personal journeys to success and share strategies to help women on their paths to leadership and entrepreneurship.

CalChamber November 18 Webinars Break Down New California Family Rights Act Expansion Requirements

Big changes are coming to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) in the new year and all California businesses will need to prepare for...

Did You Get a CCPA Notice of Violation from the Attorney General?

Did you receive a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) violation notice from the Attorney General? If so, you are among the first recipients of enforcement...