Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Employer Liability an Issue with State-Run Pension Plan

The California Chamber of Commerce is fighting to protect employers from liability for a state-run retirement savings plan for private employees. As originally established, the...

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...

Action Needed: Stop Costly, State-Run Health Care

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to speak out against a costly job killer proposal to establish a government-run, single-payer health care...

Workers’ Comp Ruling Reaffirms 2004 Reforms

A recent decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be treated when apportioning the...

Government-Run Health Care Passes First Committee

The Senate Health Committee this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care...

CalChamber Releases 2017 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual list of job killer bills to call attention to the negative impact that 23...

Job Killer Bills Continue to Advance in Senate

Senate policy committees this week continued to approve California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara),...

Road Repair/Transportation Investment Plan Unveiled

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg joined Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and legislative leaders this week at a State Capitol...

Job Killer Leave Mandate Passes Senate Committee

A leave mandate job killer bill opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce passed a Senate policy committee this week with just one committee...

Budget Item Expands Labor Commissioner Authority

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups is opposing a budget item that expands the Labor Commissioner’s authority and exposes...

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...

Transportation Needs Long-Term Solution Now

The damage to our roads and bridges from California’s most recent storms merely highlights and underscores the need to invest in our crumbling transportation...

Protecting Workers’ Comp Independent Medical Review

Oral arguments have been set in a workers’ compensation case that deals with the constitutionality of the independent medical reviews (IMR) that were part...

Arbitration Can Benefit Both Parties in a Dispute

The history of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and numerous U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting the act’s broad scope and strength set the stage...

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,...

Governor Urges Listeners: ‘Act as Californians First’

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. called on Republicans and Democrats to “find more things to do together” in his State of the State Address...

Governor’s Prudent Budget Adds to Rainy Day Fund

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr, this week proposed a prudent and balanced state budget for 2017–18 that eliminates a projected $2 billion deficit and...