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Coronavirus Resources on CalChamber Web Page

Given the continuing onslaught of news stories and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Chamber of Commerce has put together a resources page...

Food Producer Outlines Keys to Restoring Economy After COVID-19

Restoring confidence and supporting economic growth are two keys to moving forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEO of a Central Valley cheese producer...

When to Record, Report COVID-19 Occurrence in Workplace

What are the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) requirements for reporting occurrences of COVID-19 in the workplace? Cal/OSHA has provided guidelines in...

Governor Signs New Paid Sick Leave Mandate into Law

Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation on March 19 that mandates the addition of up to 80 hours of employer-paid COVID-19 sick leave retroactive to...

California Businesses Retool and Donate to Help Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented difficulties to California and the nation—but chief among them is highlighting a shortage in health care-critical supplies. The nation’s hospitals 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...

Voters Serious about Addressing Pandemic Consequences

Californians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and expect their elected leaders to do the same. The sixth annual California Chamber of Commerce poll, The...

Cal/OSHA to Revise COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Again

Revisions to California’s COVID-19 workplace emergency temporary standard (ETS) were delayed again this week at a special meeting of the Cal/OSHA Standards Board, but...

State, Local Entities Taking Varied Approaches to Fighting COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life across the nation, forcing state and local governments to develop public protection measures on the fly. In California,...

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...

CalChamber Endorses Effort to Open Schools Safely/Soon

The time has come for the Legislature to join Governor Gavin Newsom in finalizing an agreement to reopen California public schools. Governor Newsom has laid...

COVID-19: Top Resources and What Employers Need to Know

As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread throughout communities, state and local governments are providing wage replacement options to affected workers. There is a...

New California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Notice

The California Labor Commissioner has released the CA COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers poster. Employers who are covered under California’s new...

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...

Declining COVID Indicators Show Promise for Reopening of More Business Sectors

COVID-19 statistics continued to move in the right direction this week as the rate of new cases, deaths and positive tests declined and the...

Chief Justice Delays All California Jury Trials for 60 Days

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on March 23 suspended all criminal and civil trials in the state’s superior courts for 60 days in an...

CalChamber Recommends Ways to Fire Up Economy

Setting liability limits for employers facing lawsuits over COVID-19 exposure, postponing the 2021 minimum wage hike, and expediting retraining programs for unemployed workers are...