Thursday, August 18, 2022
Federal Update

Court Blocks Federal Overtime Rule; Administration Appeals

Last week, a federal court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing the new federal...
Federal Update

CalChamber Backs Renewed Effort on Federal Water Bill

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced an updated proposal to provide long-term and short-term solutions to the state’s historic drought. The California Chamber of...

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...
Federal Update

White House Halts Requirement to Collect Pay Data by Race, Gender

On August 29, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued an immediate stay of a rule that would have required private...

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...

CalChamber Seeking Input on Federal Tax Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking member feedback on how the President’s tax proposal will affect their businesses. The framework for the proposal was...
Federal Update

CalChamber, Broad Business Coalition Support Federal Ports Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a large coalition to ensure that port disruptions due to labor contract negotiations do not have a...
Federal Update

CalChamber to Feds: Don’t Use California Approach on Overtime Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) should not adopt California’s quantitative approach to determining whether an employee is exempt from overtime pay requirements, the...

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...

CalChamber Seeks to Prevent Increases in Employer Health Care Premiums

The California Chamber of Commerce has asked congressional leaders to repeal a tax on health insurers that drives up costs for responsible employers. In a...
Federal Update

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking comments on the federal overtime rule, which defines who is exempt from minimum wage and overtime...
Federal Update

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...

Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Status

California appears to be on track to repay its unemployment insurance (UI) fund debt to the federal government by the end of the year. The...

NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has overturned long-established precedent to hold that temporary workers supplied by a staffing agency may be put in...

GOP Senators Offer Variations on House Tax Code Rewrite

Republicans in the U.S. Senate last week released a plan for overhauling the federal tax code that differs on a number of key provisions...
Federal Update

CalChamber, Coalition Fight Proposal Expanding Federal Say on Water, Land Use

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined with 375 trade associations and chambers from 50 states to voice strong concerns with a proposal that...