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Employer Mandates Among Bills Moving in Legislature

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, legislators adopted a self-imposed limit on legislation they would be pursuing this year. Even so, when the summer recess...

CalChamber Announces Leave Mandate as Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce this week announced that SB 1383 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) has been identified as a job killer bill. The bill...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Help Childcare Providers

California’s economy is slowly reopening, indicated by increased sales, fewer unemployment claims, and more traffic. But many residents who cannot work from home may...

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...

Assembly Committee Moves Job Killer Bills to Next Stage

A job killer bill that will significantly restrict Californians’ ability to access home and auto loans by placing onerous burdens on lenders, which will...

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer Bill List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual job killer list, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would...

Governor: State Can Begin to Modify Stay Home Orders

Governor Gavin Newsom this week released guidelines under which a limited number of “lower-risk” industries can prepare to reopen. Emphasizing that data shows that Californians’...

Be Aware of Liabilities under Cal-WARN Act

In Episode 67 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss key...

Strong CalChamber Presence on Jobs Recovery Task Force

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg is joining four former governors and other high-level advisers on an economic recovery task force...

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg Named to Governor’s Business/Jobs Recovery Task Force

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg will join four former governors and other high-level advisers on an economic recovery task force named by Governor Gavin Newsom.

6 Factors to Determine When Economy Can Start Reopening

Governor Gavin Newsom this week outlined the six key indicators that will guide California’s decision on when to modify stay-at-home orders and slowly begin...

Federal CARES Act Offers Relief to Small Businesses

Last week, Congress passed and President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which, among other provisions,...

Governor Provides Clarity on ‘Essential Business’

Over the weekend following the last print edition of Alert, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a directive providing greater clarity and detail about what is...

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...

Governor Signs Emergency Bills to Fight COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed emergency legislation to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) and issued a series of executive orders on schools, goods deliveries,...

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...

California Primary Election: An Initial Review of Results

California’s grand political experiment to become relevant in the Democratic presidential primary process appears to have worked. With California as a Super Tuesday state, California...