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Governor Signs CEQA Reform, Land Use Bills

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help expedite home building, one dealing with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform and another with...

Newest Job Killer Imposes Headcount Tax on Employers

Legislation that will discourage hiring and job growth by imposing an employee “headcount tax” on certain employers has been added to the California Chamber...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Proposes Added Clarity in Indoor Heat Illness Rule

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition has submitted a fourth set of comments on a fourth draft of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat...

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...

CalChamber Stops 18 of 19 Job Killer Bills in 2015

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. vetoed the two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills on his desk this week. In 2015, CalChamber identified...

Bill Expedites, Reduces Costs for Roadway Repair/Maintenance

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee has approved a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that streamlines certain roadway infrastructure improvements. AB 323 (Olsen; R-Modesto) extends, until...

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...

CalChamber Halts Limit on Climate Technology Innovation

Legislation that would have limited technological development and hurt the state’s ability to meet its carbon neutrality goals failed to move out of Senate...

Flexible Scheduling Job Creator Bill Misses Deadline

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill to improve employee flexibility has missed the deadline to move from the Assembly policy committee to...

Proposition 65: Take Your Coffee and Hold the Cancer (Warning)

In the bizarro world of Proposition 65, some sanity has been restored. On June 3, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) announced approval...

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...

Job Killer Rehiring/Retention Mandate Moves in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will unnecessarily slow the ability of certain businesses to reopen following a state of emergency...

Wins in Some Areas Offset by Cost Increases in Others

For the California employer community, the 2016 legislative year will have a variety of impacts, depending on the industry and size of business. Small businesses...

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...

CalChamber-Backed Bill Gets Governor’s Signature

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill creating a tool that can help address the challenges faced by California’s most disadvantaged and poorest areas was...

CalChamber Releases 2019 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual job killer list, which includes 24 bills that would harm California’s economic growth and...

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2015

This report for the first year of the 2015–2016 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...