Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Home Issues

Issues

Job Killer Bill DOA

A California Chamber of Commerce-identified job killer bill that proposed to ban in-state oil and gas production, SB 467 (Wiener; D-San Francisco), failed in...

New Supplemental Paid Sick Leave in Effect Now

In Episode 114 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Benjamin Ebbink,...

Job Killer Additions Increase Taxes, Labor/Employment Mandates

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added four bills to its annual list of job killer legislation. The additions bring the 2021 job...

Rising Payroll Taxes Coming to Shore Up California’s Pandemic-Depleted UI Fund

As the 2021 crop of legislation is coming into form and moving through legislative committees addressing a range of topics, one topic is conspicuously...

CalChamber Releases 2021 Job Killer List

This week, the California Chamber of Commerce released its annual job killer list, which includes 18 bills that would place California employers and the...

California Officials Announce Appointments to California Privacy Protection Agency Board

The inaugural board for the new California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) was announced on March 17. The five-member board represents the first-ever dedicated privacy...

American Rescue Plan Act Brings More Financial Relief

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), creating a third stimulus package since...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Fights Costly Prop. 65 Warning Change

Proposed changes to Proposition 65 warning rules just two years after they went into effect will invite new frivolous enforcement actions against businesses and...

Improving Diversity in the Workplace

In Episode 109 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and Lyndon Huling, manager for leadership recruitment and...

Single-Payer Health Care – Brought to You by 40 Million Payers

On February 19, a throng of legislators, led by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), introduced AB 1400, the Guaranteed Health Care for All bill...

Cal/OSHA Gathering Feedback on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The Cal/OSHA advisory committee’s February meetings on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) offer some hints as to the future of California’s ETS. Before the...

Legislators Urge End to Business Tax Increase

A bipartisan group of 25 California legislators led by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) is urging Assembly Budget leadership to immediately end a tax increase...

Advice, Insight on Diversity in Workplace from Leaders in Private, Public Sectors

“Diversity without inclusion means nothing,” Northrop Grumman Sector Vice President Kevin Mitchell told attendees of a recent California Chamber of Commerce panel webinar that...

Just-Signed Bills Offer Relief from Pandemic Hardship

Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation this week to provide relief to Californians experiencing pandemic hardship. Included in the package were bills to allocate another $2.1...

California Releases Employer COVID-19 Compliance Portal

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal, state and local governments have spent the last year continually developing new laws, regulations, ordinances,...

Federal Labor Law Changes to Expect

In Episode 106 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Legislative Advocate...

California Labor Law Predictions

In Episode 107 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Legislative Advocate...