Sunday, August 25, 2019

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...

CalChamber Efforts Result in Success on Regulations

Strong advocacy by the California Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with other business groups has led to positive outcomes in several complex regulatory matters. Changes...

Double-Pay Holiday Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that unfairly targets two classifications of employers, increases their costs, and creates a competitive disadvantage by forcing them...

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...

Governor Set to Begin Historic Fourth Term

Governor Edmund G Brown Jr., accompanied by First Lady Anne Gust Brown, smiles as he talks to reporters outside the old Governor’s Mansion after...

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...

Systems Integrated CEO to Chair CalChamber Board

Susan Corrales-Diaz, president and chief executive officer of Systems Integrated, an Orange County-based technology firm, has been elected as 2017 chair of the California...

Governor: State Will Persist in Leading Way for Nation

The need for perseverance was a recurring theme this week when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his 16th and final report on the...

Action Needed to Stop Consumer Litigation Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition are working to stop a job killer proposal that will subject businesses and nonprofits to...

CalChamber Perspective on Top Two Reform

The recent Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) post­election seminar in which I was a panelist produced a few news stories and a mountain of...

CalChamber, Past Governors Defend Citizen Redistricting

The California Chamber of Commerce, three former California Governors and California redistricting proponents are supporting the constitutionality of an Arizona voter-approved redistricting commission before...

CalChamber Stops 19 Job Killer Bills

As the 2016 legislative session came to a close late Wednesday, August 31, 19 of 24 identified job killer bills had been effectively stopped...

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...

Proposal Marks Huge Shift in Unemployment Insurance

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will profoundly change unemployment insurance (UI) in California and create long-term costs for the state...

Is Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

Properly classifying an individual as an employee versus an independent contractor has always been a daunting task for any business/employer, especially in California. A...

Governor, CalChamber Chair Stress Infrastructure Needs

The need for California to invest in infrastructure to continue advancing was a recurring theme in remarks by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and...

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...