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Assembly Policy Committee Passes ‘Job Killer’ Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employers

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week passed a "job killer" bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu;...

Barrier to New Housing Blocked by Opposition

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that would have created another barrier to construction of new, affordable housing is likely dead for the...

Expanding Opportunity

It’s a timeworn California cliché: an earthquake splits the state from the rest of the country—freeing us from the hidebound thinking of Old America. Well,...

CalChamber Announces Leave Mandate as Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce this week announced that SB 1383 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) has been identified as a job killer bill. The bill...

Bill with Multiple Tax Hikes Passes Senate Policy Panel

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer proposing multiple tax hikes on state employers, making California even less competitive, passed the Senate Governance and...

New Privacy Initiative Aimed at November Ballot

A new consumer data privacy initiative backed by the proponent of the measure that led to adoption of the state’s broad privacy law will...

New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today

​​(July 1, 2015) Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all emplo​yees in California. In the latest CalChamber...

Hornblower Founder to Take Helm of CalChamber Board

Terry MacRae, chief executive officer, president and founder of Hornblower Cruises & Events, has been elected the 2018 chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Assembly Committee Delays Vote on Job Killer Bill

The Assembly Judiciary Committee this week delayed voting on a job killer bill that if passed, will expose businesses to costly litigation when goods...

CalChamber-Endorsed Plan to Close Workforce Gap Gets Unanimous Approval

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges this week unanimously approved recommendations of a special task force on how to strengthen workforce...

Homelessness, Public Safety Top Concerns for State Voters

California voters are anxious. Reports of steady growth and low unemployment cheer political leaders, but voters are disturbed by decaying public order and an unaffordable...

CalChamber Aims to Reduce Unneeded Prop. 65 Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of small businesses, trade associations and local chambers are supporting a bill that promotes using...

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...

Pro-Jobs, Education Reform Candidate Wins Senate Race

Steve Glazer, mayor of Orinda, emerged as the victor in the runoff race in an East San Francisco Bay Senate district, defeating Assemblymember Susan...

Be Aware of Liabilities under Cal-WARN Act

In Episode 67 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss key...

California Must Address Our Uneven Recovery

Governor Jerry Brown has proposed a state budget brimming with new revenues, but carefully socking part of the surplus away for a future economic...

Indoor Heat Illness Rules: Keeping Up the Pressure

While the latest version of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule is improved over prior versions, a coalition of employer groups led...