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Limit on Use of Settlement/Arbitration Agreements Passes

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to limit the use of settlement agreements and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims passed...

Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to Law

With less than a month to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is...

Senate to Consider Unnecessary Mandate

The Senate will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that imposes new unnecessary and burdensome duties on employers related to the employer’s written...

Governor Urges Listeners: ‘Act as Californians First’

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. called on Republicans and Democrats to “find more things to do together” in his State of the State Address...

Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes

A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence for small businesses passed the Legislature this week and is on its way...

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...

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...

Coalition Builds Support for Independent Workers

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of businesses and organizations in support of workers’ ability to work independently. Through its website at...

Major Issues Still Pending at Legislative Summer Break

When legislators began their summer recess last week, the ultimate outcome on many priority business issues remained uncertain. Strong opposition from the California Chamber of...

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...

Arbitration Can Benefit Both Parties in a Dispute

The history of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and numerous U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting the act’s broad scope and strength set the stage...

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...

CalChamber Offers Help on Independent Contractors Law

Throughout the year, the California Chamber of Commerce has been covering the developments surrounding the Dynamex Supreme Court decision on independent contractor classification and...

Urge Governor: Veto Leave Mandate for Small Business

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask the Governor to veto a job killer bill mandating that small businesses provide a...

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...

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,...

Independent Contractor Test: Legislature Should Act

During an interview with KPCC radio this week, Jennifer Barrera, senior vice president of policy for the California Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the urgent...