Friday, July 1, 2022

State-Run Retirement Draft Regulations Exclude Critical Instructions for Employers

Draft regulations for the new state-run retirement savings program, Secure Choice, leave out critical instructions to help employers understand their obligations, the California Chamber...

Hyperpartisan Housing: A Common Crisis with Very Different Solutions in Hopper

Despite bipartisan recognition of California’s unprecedented housing crisis, legislative solutions being introduced this session remain hyperpartisan. On the Democratic side, with some exceptions, legislation being...
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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...

CalChamber Releases 2018 Job Creator List

The California Chamber of Commerce has released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to 11 bills that will stimulate the economy and...

CalChamber Urges President to Sign Landmark Water Bill

December 16 Update: The President signed the water bill today. The California Chamber of Commerce is urging President Barack Obama to sign landmark federal water...
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Anti-Arbitration Bill Advances in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that would create a worse litigation environment and result in lack of job creation if signed into...
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CalChamber-Supported Wildfire Prevention Bills Signed by Governor

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help prevent wildfires are among bills signed this week by the Governor to improve the state’s...
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New Guidance on COVID-19 Notices Law

In Episode 95 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the...
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CalChamber-Backed Gender Equity Pay Bill Passes Assembly with Bipartisan Support

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender passed the Assembly this week with bipartisan support. SB 358...

Coalition Stops Proposal to Force Trade Secret Reveals

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of associations have blocked legislation that would have unfairly leveraged California companies into costly settlements...
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Job Killer Vote Record Shows Success, Challenges

This edition of Alert presents a recap of floor votes on job killer bills before legislators went on their summer break. Although opposition from the...

CalChamber-Opposed Bills Held in Senate Fiscal Committee

Well-intentioned but flawed legislation dealing with commercial tenancies and telecommunications has failed to pass the Senate fiscal committee following opposition by the California Chamber...
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Just Four Job Killers Move to Second House by June 3

Only four job killer bills subject to the June 3 deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced have moved...

CalChamber, Allied Business Groups Help Stop 7 Oppose Bills, Amend 4

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping seven CalChamber-opposed bills from advancing for the year,...
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Job Killer Creates Uncertainty, Increases Potential Litigation

The Senate Appropriations Committee on May 15 will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that could have a negative impact on a...
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Hospital Contract Bill Amended to Remove Opposition

As a result of recent amendments, the California Chamber of Commerce has removed SB 538 (Monning; D-Carmel), dealing with hospital contracts, from the job...

One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Independent Contractors Ignores Value to Economy

A wholesale reclassification of workers would have significant consequences for many different sectors in the state’s economy, according to a recent study by Beacon...