Monday, April 22, 2024

Federal Update

US Bill Aims to Help Local Businesses Hurt by Transportation Projects

Pending federal legislation aims to help local businesses and nonprofit groups when their operations are disrupted by federally funded transit or highway transportation projects. The...

Federal Framework, Not Patchwork of State Rules, Best Way to Foster AI Potential

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber and a large coalition of chambers of commerce across the country to promote a federal framework on artificial intelligence (AI) development and adoption.

New National Test Makes More Entities Joint Employers

Over the last decade, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a pattern of overruling itself in how it determines whether an entity can...

CalChamber Expresses Concern on Federal Antitrust Legislation, Regulation

The California Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter of concern to the California Congressional Delegation on the economic consequences of recent federal proposals...

CalChamber Backs Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to support the bipartisan infrastructure plan endorsed by President Joe Biden and a...

U.S. Labor Agency Gives More Time to Comment on Proposed Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the comment period for two proposed rules—one that revises and clarifies joint-employer arrangements and another that...

Federal Agency Releases New Approach for Dealing with California Water Operations

This week, the federal Bureau of Reclamation released a lengthy document outlining a new approach applying scientific principles to state operations affecting water supply...

Federal Legislation Eases California Water Shortages

California’s water future will get brighter with the passage of the bipartisan, comprehensive federal legislation, America’s Water Infrastructure Act 2018 (AWIA). The bill passed the...

Federal Tax Reform Means More Business Taxes for California

California’s corporate tax base may increase by up to 12% as a result of federal tax reform legislation, according to a study recently released...

U.S. House OKs Retroactive Renewal of Cost-Saving Trade Preference Program

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved bipartisan legislation providing a three-year retroactive renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The 400-2...