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Panelists Share Insights on Fostering Diversity, Inclusion; Video Available

Fostering diversity and inclusion in the workforce requires strong intention and difficult conversations, Audra Bohannon, senior client partner at Korn Ferry, advises in a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

IRS, State Tax Board Extend Tax Filing Deadline as Emergency Measure

In a move intended to relieve some of the financial pressure invoked by the coronavirus, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the IRS has moved...

Voters Putting Brakes on New Taxes, Bonds

After several election cycles opening their wallets, Californians used the March 3 ballot to express skepticism of new tax and bond measures. Perhaps the biggest...

Author Revives Bill Increasing Litigation Against Businesses

The author of a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed proposal allowing the Attorney General and private attorneys to sue taxpayers for perceived tax errors has...

Privacy Act Rules: Business Needs More Time to Comply

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the Attorney General to delay the enforcement date for regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The...

New Recycling Paradigm Fraught with Challenges

“Living is easy with eyes closed.” John Lennon wasn’t talking “trash” when he said this, but the quote fairly describes how California approached recycling...

2020 Promises More Workplace Regulations for California Employers

Last year brought some big changes under the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), and 2020 is virtually certain to bring new...

U.S. Court Invalidates Anti-Arbitration Law

A ruling last week by U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halted enforcement of and invalidated in full an anti-arbitration law identified by the...

First Entries on 2020 Job Killer List Similar to Previous Failed Proposals

This week, the California Chamber of Commerce named two recently introduced bills as 2020 job killers. The bills are very similar to prior versions also...

2020 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com/businessissues. This easy-to-reference publication presents ways...