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Legislature Sends Two Job Killer Bills to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will eliminate an agricultural employee’s right to cast an independent vote in secret union ballot...

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of September 10, when the Legislature began...

CalChamber, Allied Business Groups Help Stop 7 Oppose Bills, Amend 4

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping seven CalChamber-opposed bills from advancing for the year,...

CalChamber Halts Limit on Climate Technology Innovation

Legislation that would have limited technological development and hurt the state’s ability to meet its carbon neutrality goals failed to move out of Senate...

Chamber Coalition Fights Forced Unionization Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce are fighting enactment of a job killer bill that seeks to...

CalChamber, Coalitions Stop Privacy Proposals Having Unintended Consequences

Privacy legislation with broad consequences for the business community at large was stopped for the year in the Senate thanks to the opposition of...

Carbon Neutrality Workshops Continue

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) kicked off its every-five-years Scoping Plan process this summer with a series of virtual workshops. CARB spent several days...

Partnership Key to Reliable Power Grid

In Episode 130 of The Workplace podcast, California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and California Independent System Operator President and CEO...

Proposal Allows Cal/OSHA to Sidestep Fiscal Review

Workplace rules would be allowed to skip past critical analysis of their fiscal and other effects if legislation pending before the Assembly becomes law. SB...

CalChamber Companies Take Action to Maintain Grid Reliability; Governor Announces Compensation for Demand Reduction

When called on to take immediate emergency action to conserve energy by Governor Gavin Newsom, California Chamber of Commerce members responded, helping to avert...

Bill to Boost New Housing Supply Passes with CalChamber, Coalition Support

Legislation to increase the supply of new housing and improve the quality and affordability of housing in the state, all while maximizing local land...

Legislators Weighing Tough Bills in Closing Weeks of Session

California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills harmful to the economic well-being of employers, employees and the state remain in play with three weeks to go...

CalChamber, Allies Stop Anti-Business Legislation

This legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce identified more than 130 bills that would have increased costs or imposed regulatory burdens on California...

CalChamber Backs Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to support the bipartisan infrastructure plan endorsed by President Joe Biden and a...

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of July 16, when the Legislature began...

Forced Unionization Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill seeking to force agricultural employees into unionizing awaits action by the full Senate when legislators return...

California Supreme Court Rules on Meal Period Premium Pay

In Episode 125 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and legislative advocates...