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Don’t Make One Employer Liable for Another’s Misclassification

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a “friend of the court” brief arguing for the application of the plain meaning of the California...

Appeals Court Rules: Project Consistency with GHG Plan Sufficient Under CEQA

A recent appeals court decision provides further guidance on what qualifies as an adequate greenhouse gas (GHG) impact analysis under the California Environmental Quality...

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses State Court to Reinforce Arbitration to Resolve Disputes

Further emphasizing the federal policy favoring arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Supreme Court this week again reversed a California decision...

Law Giving Unions Access to Private Property Ruled Unconstitutional

A Supreme Court victory was handed down to employers on June 23 in a case filed by two California agriculture businesses who challenged a...

Alameda Court Ruling Favors Business Community

In a favorable ruling for the California Chamber of Commerce and the broader business community, an Alameda Superior Court judge has denied an environmental...

Timely Economic Analysis of Major Regs Upheld in Unanimous Appeal Court Ruling

State agencies must take seriously the requirement to conduct a timely, accurate economic analysis of major regulations, according to a just-released opinion by the...

State Lawsuit Climate Ties All-Time Low

For the third time since 2012, California’s lawsuit climate ranked No. 47 out of 50 in the national survey by the U.S. Chamber Institute...

Court Accepts CalChamber Brief Supporting Vergara Education Case

A friend-of-the-court brief filed by the California Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations supporting the landmark decision in Vergara v. California has been...

Workers’ Comp Ruling Reaffirms 2004 Reforms

A recent decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be treated when apportioning the...

California Court of Appeal Upholds Lead Safe Harbor Under Proposition 65

The legal fight over the validity of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) “safe harbor” for lead may finally be over for...
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California Ranks as No. 2 ‘Judicial Hellhole’

California was identified as the No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole” in the nation, after two years of taking the No. 1 spot, in the latest...

Progress on Prop. 65 Acrylamide Warnings

Challenges to Proposition 65 acrylamide warnings scored victories in two cases last month. A California Superior Court judge ruled last month in favor of coffee...

State Supreme Court Says Dynamex Decision Is Retroactive

The California Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that its April 2018 decision changing the test for determining whether a worker is an independent...

California Supreme Court Answers ‘One Day’s Rest in Seven’ Questions

Under California law, employees are entitled to “one day’s rest in seven.” But what, exactly, does that mean? On May 8, the California Supreme Court...

California Supreme Court Adopts New Test for Deciding Independent Contractor Status

The California Supreme Court has issued its much-anticipated decision on which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or...

California Supreme Court Issues Key CEQA Decision

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that evidence that a project may have a significant effect on the environment does not, in and...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Challenges Anti-Arbitration Law in U.S. District Court

A coalition of businesses led by the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit on December 6 to stop a new California law that...