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Taxation: CalChamber Stops/Amends Plans Targeting Industries, Backs Helpful Bills

The 2015 legislative year saw the introduction of a number of evergreen tax bills that dealt with policies discussed yearly in the Capitol, including...

Voters, CalChamber Agree: Support Water Supply/Storage, Rainy Day Fund

California voters this week overwhelmingly passed California Chamber of Commerce-supported Proposition 1, the water bond, and Proposition 2, the rainy day reserve measure. CalChamber President...

Job Killer Bills Imposing Targeted Taxes Set for Hearing in Senate Committee

Two targeted tax bills identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as job killers are scheduled to be considered by the Senate Governance and...

Job Creator Bills Move with Unanimous Support

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills won unanimous approval from their respective policy committees this week. AB 2664 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks), which will...

CalChamber Survey: California Voters Cite Roads, Jobs, Housing as Top Concerns

The Second Annual CalChamber Survey, released last week, indicates that the state’s voters believe there are some homegrown issues that deserve the attention of...

Federal Change in Medi-Cal Funding Will Affect Health Care Premiums for All

When is a tax not really a tax? When the government gives the taxpayer more money in return than the taxes originally paid. That scenario...

Governor Signs Cap-and-Trade Extension

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week signed legislation extending the cap-and-trade program and providing the least costly path to achieving the state’s ambitious...

Agency Official Explains How State Measures ‘Pollution Burden’

Arsenio Mataka, assistant secretary for environmental justice and tribal affairs in the California Environmental Protection Agency, explains to the CalChamber Environmental Policy Committee on...

New IRS Resource Helps Employers Understand Health Care Law

The new ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers (ALE) page on IRS.gov features information and resources for employers of all sizes on how...

IRS Highlights Tax Changes Affecting Small Businesses

  The Internal Revenue Service is urging small business owners to learn about how the new tax law changes may affect them. The Tax Cuts and...

D&I Critical to Strong Organizations

In Episode 83 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Dr. Jessica Milam, Inclusion and Diversity Advisor to the U.S....

Heat Illness Rules: More Changes Coming; CalChamber Seeks Clarification of Terms

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board has adopted changes to California’s unique heat illness prevention regulations. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board...

Job Creator Bill Reduces Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a job creator bill that reduces litigation and encourages compliance with labor laws. SB 524 (Vidak; R-Hanford) prevents...

Duplicative Heat Illness Bill Passes Senate Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that needlessly creates more heat illness prevention regulations passed a Senate policy committee this week. SB 1167 (Leyva; D-Chino)...

Fight for Flexibility Continues

As the constant buzz about Dynamex continues around the State Capitol, we repeatedly hear about how employees can have the same flexible work schedules...

High Court Decisions Leave Employers with Uncertainty

California employers are once again left with uncertainty regarding the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual following a California...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Will Increase Energy Costs

Legislation that will lead to increased energy costs has passed the Senate, is under consideration in the Assembly and is opposed by the California...