Monday, August 8, 2022

Business Groups Identify Essential Water Projects

With a persistent drought, and a hotter and drier climate, California must look beyond water conservation and recycling and develop new water storage and...
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Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...
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Years of Discussions Yield Far-Reaching Packaging Deal

A workable compromise on a circular economy policy for California was reached in the final days before the Legislature left for summer recess and...
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Workers’ Comp Job Killer Proposal Fails to Move

Legislation expanding the presumption that certain diseases and injuries are caused by the workplace failed in an Assembly policy committee this week for lack...

U.S. High Court Ruling Supports Arbitration

In a win for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) can...

Featured Speakers Outline State’s Strengths, Challenges

California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis and California Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Kailesh Karavadra shared their perspectives on the state’s accomplishments and challenges at...

Chamber-Backed Proposal Creating CARE Court Passes

A proposal to establish a support system for homeless individuals with mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders passed the Senate this week with the...
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May Budget Revise Focuses on Use of Record Surplus

The strong economic performance by key California industry sectors and entrepreneurs was reflected last week in the upward revision of the state’s general revenues...
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Economic Impact Study Estimates Job Losses

Economic growth and job creation are essential to California’s success. Every year, the California Chamber of Commerce identifies the legislation that will hinder job...
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4 Job Killer Bills Stopped, 1 Tax Bill Stalled

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping four CalChamber-job killer bills from advancing in the...
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CalChamber Tags Job Killer; Author Cancels Bill Hearing

Six days after the California Chamber of Commerce identified the job killer provisions of a workplace technology bill, the author pulled the proposal from...
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Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...
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CalChamber Identifies 4 More Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added four bills to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills on the list...
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CalChamber Releases 2022 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released the first wave of bills to be included on its 2022 job killer list. The preliminary...
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New Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Policy Committee

A newly identified California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that is opposed by more than 60 organizations passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment...

CalChamber Opposes Tax on Plastic/Goods Packaging

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last week voted to oppose the California Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations Initiative, which proposes a new...
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Flexible Work Schedule Bill Gets Support from Chambers

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition including numerous local chambers of commerce are supporting legislation that allows for an employee-selected flexible work...