Sunday, August 25, 2019

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...

Coalition Stops Proposal to Force Trade Secret Reveals

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of associations have blocked legislation that would have unfairly leveraged California companies into costly settlements...

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...

Governor Calls for Fiscal Prudence with Budget Plan

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week proposed the final budget of his gubernatorial career, proposing to spend a record $190 billion without raising...

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.

Proposed EDD Rules Create New Grounds for Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups are opposing proposed regulations mandating employers respond with job titles and wage information to what...

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws

The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect...

GOP Lawmakers Release U.S. Tax Code Revamp

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives this week released their plan for rewriting the federal tax code. Depending on one’s business or personal situation,...

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,...

CalChamber Urges Members to Support Modernizing NAFTA

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to join the coalition of more than 300 state and local chambers from across the United...

Governor Signs Leave Mandate for Small Business, Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was...

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...

Urge Governor: Veto Leave Mandate for Small Business

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask the Governor to veto a job killer bill mandating that small businesses provide a...

Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes

A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence for small businesses passed the Legislature this week and is on its way...