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CalChamber-Led Coalitions Speak Out

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading coalitions on the following issues. More information is available at www.calchamber.com. Lead Standard A preliminary state proposal to drastically...

COVID-19: New Exposure Notice Requirements Coming

In Episode 92 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss California’s...

Former Finance Director Reviews Budget Cycles for CalChamber Board

Michael C. Genest, director of the California Department of Finance during the Schwarzenegger administration and founder of Capitol Matrix Consulting, walks the CalChamber Board...

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...

Double-Pay Holiday Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that unfairly targets two classifications of employers, increases their costs, and creates a competitive disadvantage by forcing them...

Legislature Sends Workforce Development Bill to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that would help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program has passed the Legislature and...

Road Repair and Congestion Relief Solution Awaits Legislative Consensus

Since 1991, California’s population has increased 31%, resulting in a 36% increase in vehicle miles traveled on the state’s streets and roads. In addition, the...

Independent Contractor Price Setting Bill Stopped

The author of a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would increase prices for consumers and businesses who utilize the services of...

Targeted Tax on Contractors Passes Assembly Revenue/Taxation Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that imposes a tax on companies that do business with California’s prison systems passed the Assembly...

CalChamber Issues 2018 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

The year is more than halfway through, and yet again, California employers have been busy paying attention to plenty of new employment law developments....

CalChamber Stops All 29 Job Killer Bills

On his final day to act on legislation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. vetoed the last surviving California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill. AB...

CalChamber Aims to Reduce Unneeded Prop. 65 Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of small businesses, trade associations and local chambers are supporting a bill that promotes using...

Governor Unveils Carrot-and-Stick Approach to Boost Housing Production

“The number one driver of cost of living is housing—housing is the issue. Unless we get serious about it, the state will continue to...

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...

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...

Proposal Allows Cal/OSHA to Sidestep Fiscal Review

Workplace rules would be allowed to skip past critical analysis of their fiscal and other effects if legislation pending before the Assembly becomes law. SB...

CalChamber Files Lawsuit to End Prop.65 Warnings for Acrylamide

On behalf of its members, the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit on October 7 to stop the multitude of Proposition 65 warnings...