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Employer Mandates Among Bills Moving in Legislature

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, legislators adopted a self-imposed limit on legislation they would be pursuing this year. Even so, when the summer recess...

CalChamber Compiles Resources to Help Employers Foster Diversity in the Workplace

California Chamber of Commerce members are job creators and innovators, the global and community leaders looked to for positive change. In the unfinished effort to...

Panel Discussion to Focus on Putting Racial Justice Words Into Action

As part of its ongoing effort to help employers foster an inclusive workplace, the California Chamber of Commerce will be presenting a panel discussion...

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 2, when the Senate began...

Tips for Fostering Workplace Diversity

In Episode 76 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Albertsons Companies Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Chief...

2020 State Budget Depends on Borrowing, New Taxes and Action by Congress

The new state budget went into effect on time last week, after Governor Gavin Newsom signed 20 bills enacting hundreds of pages of new...

Conditions Right for Delay in Minimum Wage Increase

The 2016 legislation setting up the schedule to increase the minimum wage, SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco), enabled the Governor to postpone by a...

CalChamber Announces Leave Mandate as Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce this week announced that SB 1383 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) has been identified as a job killer bill. The bill...

Assembly Rejects Job Killer Housing Bill

The Assembly has narrowly rejected a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would have limited financial opportunities for Californians, further harming the...

CalChamber-Opposed Bills Held in Senate Fiscal Committee

Well-intentioned but flawed legislation dealing with commercial tenancies and telecommunications has failed to pass the Senate fiscal committee following opposition by the California Chamber...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Help Childcare Providers

California’s economy is slowly reopening, indicated by increased sales, fewer unemployment claims, and more traffic. But many residents who cannot work from home may...

Lighting Regulation for Outdoor Agriculture Coming Into Effect in July

California businesses are struggling to adapt their markets and workplaces to a post-pandemic world. Like other state regulators, Cal/OSHA is still working on business...

Newest Job Killer Imposes Headcount Tax on Employers

Legislation that will discourage hiring and job growth by imposing an employee “headcount tax” on certain employers has been added to the California Chamber...

Opposition Stops Job Killer Housing Bill

Opposition from a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition of groups has stopped a job killer bill that would have impeded housing construction and harmed...

CalChamber Raises Questions on Feasibility of Wildfire Smoke Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

Assembly Committee Moves Job Killer Bills to Next Stage

A job killer bill that will significantly restrict Californians’ ability to access home and auto loans by placing onerous burdens on lenders, which will...

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer Bill List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual job killer list, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would...