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President Signs Bill Expanding Paid Sick/Family Leave

This week, President Donald J. Trump signed legislation that expands employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19. The additional emergency relief legislation known as the...

CalSavers Extends Large Employer Registration Deadline

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly change California’s regulatory landscape. To help employers through these uncertain times, the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment...

COVID-19: New Exposure Notice Requirements Coming

In Episode 92 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss California’s...

Guide to Safety/Health Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak

As an employer, where can I find safety and health information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting my ability to do business? The...

COVID-19: Monitoring Off-Duty Workers

In Episode 73 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the...

Congress Declines to Extend Families First Coronavirus Act Mandate

On December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a second stimulus package addressing the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many issues resolved...

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...

COVID 19: Science Will Lead the Way to Reopening Economy

In Episode 64 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Richard Moscicki, M.D., chief medical officer and executive vice president...

COVID-19: What Employers Ask – Part 3

In Episode 81 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

California Employers Should Not Be New Social Safety Net for Workers

The Super Bowl may be over, but that hasn’t stopped California labor unions and their allies from moving the goal posts. Currently, labor unions are...

CalChamber Statement on Governor’s New Essential Business Directives

The California Chamber of Commerce has issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s essential business directives: “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of Governor...

Tips for Reopening Your Workplace

In Episode 69 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw offer tips...

COVID-19 Update: Personal Care Services, Theme Parks, Sporting Events

This week, state public health officials released new guidance for the operation of theme parks and outdoor stadiums, along with updates to the state’s...

Reminder: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Now in Effect

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal legislation President Trump signed on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave (PSL) and emergency family...

Governors Go Online to Urge Californians: Wear a Mask to Help Limit COVID-19

Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis, Jerry Brown and Pete Wilson join Governor Gavin Newsom in an online video appeal for Californians to look...

Department of Public Health Seeks to Accelerate Vaccine Distribution

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued recommendations for accelerating the pace at which COVID-19 vaccines are distributed to Californians. Based upon...

Big Picture Changes to Unemployment Insurance with CARES Act

This brief summarizes unemployment benefits available in California, as updated by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress...