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Vaccine Mandates May Clash with Civil Rights Laws

This week, Los Angeles began enforcing its ordinance requiring certain businesses to request proof of vaccination from customers. San Francisco implemented a similar ordinance...

State Gains Funds from Federal Infrastructure Bill

The federal infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden this week will provide much-needed funding to help California improve its roads, bridges and ports. Much...

CalChamber: Practical Steps to Ease Supply Chain Crisis

In a letter this week to Governor Gavin Newsom and members of the California Legislature, the California Chamber of Commerce offered a series of...

Governor’s Actions Aim to Tackle Port Congestion

Easing port congestion was the focus of an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week and a federal partnership announced this week. The...

CalChamber, Allies File Fair Pay Reform Initiative

Organizations, including the California Chamber of Commerce, representing a broad portion of the California business community last week filed the “Californians for Fair Pay...

Job Killer Final: Governor Vetoes 1, Signs the Other

Days after vetoing a California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill on forced unionization of agricultural workers, Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed a...

CalChamber Board Names Barrera Next President/CEO

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer Barrera as the organization’s next president and CEO, effective October 1, 2021. Barrera will...

Chamber Coalition Fights Forced Unionization Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce are fighting enactment of a job killer bill that seeks to...

Proposal Allows Cal/OSHA to Sidestep Fiscal Review

Workplace rules would be allowed to skip past critical analysis of their fiscal and other effects if legislation pending before the Assembly becomes law. SB...

CalChamber President Announces Plan to Retire

This week, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg informed the CalChamber Board of Directors and the organization’s staff of his planned retirement at the...

CalChamber, Allies Stop Anti-Business Legislation

This legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce identified more than 130 bills that would have increased costs or imposed regulatory burdens on California...

Forced Unionization Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill seeking to force agricultural employees into unionizing awaits action by the full Senate when legislators return...

Legislative Action Can Avert Tax Hike on State Employers

Like the rest of California society, employers are cautiously hopeful the worst of the pandemic has passed. The wreckage of human life, family health,...

Garment Industry Job Killer Moves Forward in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that increases costs and liability for nonunionized employers in the California garment manufacturing industry passed the...

California Reopens

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom staged a series of events to highlight the end of the stay-at-home order he issued last March and the...

3 Job Killer Bills Still Active

Following last Friday’s deadline for legislation to move out of the house in which it was introduced, just three of the 25 job killer...

Moving Toward Reopening: State Releases Guidance

Last Friday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released guidance, including a questions-and-answers webpage, on how businesses may return to “usual operations” starting...