Wednesday, March 20, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CalChamber Identifies Three More Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added three more bills to its job killer list, bringing the total number of job killers to...

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...

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...

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...

Recap at Summer Break Shows Mixed Results

A review of action on major legislation for business before the Legislature began its summer recess last week shows both good and disappointing outcomes...

Governor Signs CEQA Reform, Land Use Bills

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help expedite home building, one dealing with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform and another with...

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 Releases 2018 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual list of job killer bills, calling attention to the negative impact that 21 proposed...

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...

CalChamber States Positions on Pending Ballot Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce this week announced its positions on a number of initiative proposals that have not yet qualified for the ballot. The...

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...

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,...