Sunday, November 17, 2019

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...

Podcast Recaps Top Issues for Final Weeks of Session

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...

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...

Suspense File Recap: Many Harmful Bills Stopped, But Many Remain; Several Helpful Bills Move

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop numerous harmful bills from continuing past the appropriations committees on Friday to reach...

CalChamber Releases List of 2019 Job Creator Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to nine bills that will stimulate the economy...

Just 1 Job Killer Remains

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and its allies in the closing days of the legislative session prevented one energy-related job killer...

Legislature Weighing Strict Product Regulation

With just weeks remaining in the legislative session, twin job killer bills upending how consumer products are packaged and sold in California are being...

CalChamber Explains New Laws for 2016

The California Chamber of Commerce is presenting handy summaries of new legislation taking effect in 2016 that will affect the day-to-day operations of California...

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...

Busy Year for Employers Produces Wins for Future

The 2017 legislative year was a busy one for the California Chamber of Commerce and other employer advocates. Nevertheless, CalChamber policy advocates, together with members,...

Amendments Put Balance in Former Job Killer Bill

Legislation that began as a targeted mandate increasing transportation costs has been amended at the urging of the California Chamber of Commerce and its...

CalChamber Presents November Ballot Guide

This edition of Alert includes a special report on the November ballot measures, including brief summaries of the reasons for the California Chamber of...

Anti-Arbitration Job Killer Threatens to Flood Courts

An anti-arbitration bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer will burden the overworked court system if adopted. AB 51 (Gonzalez;...

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...