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Update on COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

In Episode 141 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie give an update on the...

State Leaders Should Use Budget Surplus to Restore Tax Incentives, Repay UI Debt

Only 18 months ago, expecting a massive pandemic-induced collapse of economic activity, California finance officials predicted a staggering $54 billion state budget deficit. The...

State Gains Funds from Federal Infrastructure Bill

The federal infrastructure bill signed by President Joe Biden this week will provide much-needed funding to help California improve its roads, bridges and ports. Much...

The People’s Voice: What Do Voters Want?

“There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.” — Likely apocryphal quote attributed to French Revolutionary. Voters and their representatives often...

CalChamber: Practical Steps to Ease Supply Chain Crisis

In a letter this week to Governor Gavin Newsom and members of the California Legislature, the California Chamber of Commerce offered a series of...

CalChamber Poll Shows Economic Security Top of Mind for Voters

Increasing cost of living and fear of falling further behind add up to California voters apprehensive about their future. The seventh annual CalChamber poll,...

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2021

This report for the first year of the 2021–2022 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...

Governor’s Actions Aim to Tackle Port Congestion

Easing port congestion was the focus of an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week and a federal partnership announced this week. The...

Governor Announces New Setback Rules for Oil Wells

Governor Gavin Newsom last week announced that the Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) in the Department of Conservation released a proposed regulation curbing new...

How to Handle Paystub Listing for COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

I read that the California COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave expired on September 30, but I haven’t seen anything about the requirement to list...

CalChamber, Allies File Fair Pay Reform Initiative

Organizations, including the California Chamber of Commerce, representing a broad portion of the California business community last week filed the “Californians for Fair Pay...

Recap of Governor’s Actions on Priority Bills

Another legislative year came to a close this week as Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the last remaining bills waiting on his desk. Of the...

Commissioner Offers Insights into Factors Affecting Congestion at U.S. Ports

The commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission, Carl Bentzel, joined the California Chamber of Commerce on October 5 to discuss the state of U.S....

Legislative Roundup: Priority Bills That Were Signed, Vetoed

Another legislative year came to a close yesterday as Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the last remaining bills waiting on his desk. Out of...

Job Killer Final: Governor Vetoes 1, Signs the Other

Days after vetoing a California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill on forced unionization of agricultural workers, Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed a...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Backed Bills to Boost Construction of New Housing

In recent weeks, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed five California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will increase housing production in the state. The bills are...

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...