Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws

The California Chamber of Commerce has released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2015 or earlier that will have...

More Shakedown Lawsuits; Housing Affordability Hit

The California Chamber of Commerce this week identified two more job killer bills—one opening new avenues for shakedown lawsuits related to environmental laws, and...

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...

CalChamber Presents Handy Ballot Guide

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

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...

Amended Leave Mandate Is Attack on Small Business

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging small business owners to contact their legislators and the Governor to express strong opposition to SB 654...

CalChamber Seeking Input on Federal Tax Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking member feedback on how the President’s tax proposal will affect their businesses. The framework for the proposal was...

Governor Outlines Agenda for Final Term in Office

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday was sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term and combined his inaugural address with his annual State...

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...

Job Killer Vote Record: Key Wins; Battles Remain

This edition of Alert presents a recap of floor votes taken on job killer bills before the Legislature’s summer recess, as well as 2015...

Scheduling Mandate Bill a ‘Job Killer’ for Employers

Legislation imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on employers has been identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a “job killer.” AB 357 (Chiu; D-San...

High Court Decisions Leave Employers with Uncertainty

California employers are once again left with uncertainty regarding the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual following a California...

4 Job Killer Bills Active at Legislature’s Summer Break

Three Senate job killer bills and one Assembly job killer bill remained active when the Legislature began its summer break on July 21. In addition,...

CalChamber-Backed Bills Go to Governor

A number of bills supported by the California Chamber of Commerce have passed the Legislature in recent weeks and will be considered next by...

Housing Crisis at Top of Legislative Agenda

California’s housing crisis is a big focus of attention at the State Capitol as studies highlight two elements of the crisis that are inextricably...

Governor Names Becerra as State Attorney General

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week named California Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) to succeed Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, who was elected...

CalChamber Publishes Annual Vote Record

This edition of Alert includes the annual tally of California legislators’ floor votes on selected California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. The vote record, the...