Saturday, April 20, 2019

CalChamber Launches #RespectWorks Campaign

The California Chamber of Commerce this week kicked off #RespectWorks, a campaign joined by a large and growing list of flagship California companies pledging...

CalChamber Releases 2019 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual job killer list, which includes 24 bills that would harm California’s economic growth and...

Coalition Seeking Changes to Plastic Recycling Bill

Legislation raising serious questions about California mandates on recycling numerous products containing plastics is advancing in both the California Senate and Assembly. The California Chamber...

Newly ID’d Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Committee

A Senate policy committee this week passed an environmental standard bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer because of...

Film/TV Tax Credit Lures TV Series, Jobs to State

The next season of SHOWTIME’s “Penny Dreadful” will be relocating production to Los Angeles with help from the state’s film and television tax credit...

CalChamber Launches The Workplace Podcast

This week the California Chamber of Commerce launched The Workplace, a podcast that provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers...

CalChamber Continues Fight for Worker Opportunities

Legislative intervention is needed to provide clarity to employers and prevent loss of opportunities for millions of individuals following last year’s court decision upending...

Governor Lists Next Steps in Upcoming ‘Tough Calls’

“Hard decisions” are “coming due,” Governor Gavin Newsom said this week in his first State of the State Address. Water, energy, high-speed rail, housing, health...

Coalition Continues Push for Workplace Flexibility

As the 2019 legislative session gets underway, a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition is continuing its efforts to develop a proposal supporting the ability...

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent 2nd Lawsuit

An employee who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to pursue a subsequent lawsuit against her...

Finance Director Presents Budget Proposal Highlights

We are in extraordinary times right now, but that is punctuated by a lot of uncertainty, California Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler commented this week to a luncheon audience of more than 100 business leaders at the California Chamber of Commerce

Governor Newsom Outlines ‘California for All’ Mission

Newly inaugurated Governor Gavin Newsom began the week presenting his vision of “a California for all” on January 7, then took steps to implement...

Evans Hotels Exec to Chair CalChamber Board in 2019

Grace Evans Cherashore, executive chairwoman of Evans Hotels, provider of San Diego waterfront resorts, has been elected the 2019 chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

CalChamber White Paper Recaps New Laws for 2019

The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2019 and later that will affect...

Voters, CalChamber Agree: No on Props. 6, 8 & 10

Voters ultimately agreed with the California Chamber of Commerce on three hotly contested ballot measures, rejecting Propositions 6, 8 and 10 on the November...

Closer Look at Privacy Law

The following story first appeared as the Capitol Insider blog post on October 15. Unlike Europe, with its recently implemented GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation),...

CalChamber Stops All 29 Job Killer Bills

On his final day to act on legislation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. vetoed the last surviving California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill. AB...