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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...

Job Killer Bills Continue to Advance in Senate

Senate policy committees this week continued to approve California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara),...

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...

Impact California Helps Users Engage on Key Issues

The California Legislature reconvened this week, marking the beginning of what is expected to be another busy year at the Capitol. Ready to help you...

Voters Weigh in on Taxes, Independent Contractors

Election Day is over, but ballot counting continues to determine the voters’ will on issues ranging from California property taxes to supporting economic diversity...

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...

Coalition Stops Proposal to Force Trade Secret Reveals

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of associations have blocked legislation that would have unfairly leveraged California companies into costly settlements...

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...

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’s State of State Recaps COVID Efforts

Flanked by video screens in an empty stadium, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered the first virtual State of the State address this week. The number of...

Disability Access Reform/Education Bill Still Alive

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that incentivizes disability access and education awaits assignment to an Assembly policy committee after passing the...

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;...

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...