Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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...

Coalition Fights Expansion of Employment Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer groups and local chambers of commerce are opposing a job killer bill that...

Opposition Stops Job Killer; 5 Bills Pass to Second House

A wage statement penalty bill opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer was stopped in the Assembly last week. June 1...

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...

CalChamber Opposes Plan to Impose Tax on Services

A recently identified job killer bill that would impose a 3% tax on services purchased by businesses in California was discussed this week as...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Ends Cycle of Harassment

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Advances in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that codifies case law to ensure victims of sexual harassment and employers are not sued for...

Assembly Judiciary Passes CalChamber-Opposed Bills

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates this week highlighted for the Assembly Judiciary Committee problems with two employment-related bills. Even so, on April 24 the...

CalChamber Releases 2018 Job Creator List

The California Chamber of Commerce has released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to 11 bills that will stimulate the economy and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

7 Ballot Measures Threaten California Business Climate

Voters may face as many as seven ballot measures damaging to California’s business and political climate in November. Any one of these measures should...

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...

California Close to Having Health Care for All

In the debate on health care, the two words most confused or misunderstood are “universal” and “single-payer.” They often are used interchangeably, and even...