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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Proposed Change to Prop. 65 Warning Rules Will Increase Business Costs

WARNING: Everything in California May Cause Cancer. That is the likely conclusion if one were to believe every Proposition 65 warning they encounter. So ubiquitous...

2021 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2021 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com/businessissues. This easy-to-reference publication presents ways...

CalChamber Urges Pull Back of Emergency COVID Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce urged the California Legislature this week to correct a series of costly COVID-19 workplace mandates imposed through an emergency...

State Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Prop. 22 Independent Contractor Initiative

The California Supreme Court this week rejected an attempt to overturn Proposition 22, the voter-approved ballot initiative classifying app-based drivers as independent contractors. A group...

State Supreme Court Says Dynamex Decision Is Retroactive

The California Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that its April 2018 decision changing the test for determining whether a worker is an independent...

Governor’s Budget Proposes Economic Relief, No New Taxes

Nobody would have been surprised if Governor Gavin Newsom had presented his new state budget wearing a neck brace. The whiplash from budget boom...

CalChamber Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The...

Cal/OSHA Emergency Rule for COVID-19 in Effect Now

As of November 30, 2020, the new Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) 21-page COVID-19 Emergency Standard is in effect across California, covering...