Saturday, April 20, 2019

Cosmetic Ban Bill Shelved After Getting Job Killer Tag

An Assembly policy committee this week postponed action on a cosmetic product ban identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. The...

Committee Votes to Hike Transportation Costs, Discourage Investment in Cleaner Technology

The Senate Environmental Quality Committee this week approved a job killer bill based on misconceptions of the diesel freight industry. SB 44 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) will...

Job Killer Bills Imposing Targeted Taxes Pass Policy Committees

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that seek to impose unfair targeted taxes passed Assembly policy committees this week. Sweetened Beverages Tax AB 138...

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...

Newly ID’d Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Committee

A Senate policy committee this week passed an environmental standard bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer because of...

Anti-Arbitration Job Killer Bill Moves Again

An anti-arbitration bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer passed through a second Assembly committee this week. The Assembly Judiciary...

Assembly Committee Passes Job Killer Bill

The first job killer bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce this year passed an Assembly committee this week. AB 51 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego)...

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...

Just 1 Job Killer Remains

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and its allies in the closing days of the legislative session prevented one energy-related job killer...

Limit on Use of Settlement/Arbitration Agreements Passes

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to limit the use of settlement agreements and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims passed...

Pay Data Disclosure Bill No Longer Job Killer

As a result of recent amendments, a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill dealing with pay data disclosure has been removed from the job killer...

Employment-Related Job Killers Move to Assembly Fiscal Committee

The Assembly Judiciary Committee this week sent to the fiscal committee two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills dealing with employment-related matters. One...

Action Needed to Stop Consumer Litigation Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition are working to stop a job killer proposal that will subject businesses and nonprofits to...

Health Care Treatment Mandate Amended, Removed from Job Killer List

As a result of recent amendments, a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill has been removed from the job killer list. AB 2384 (Arambula; D-Kingsburg) was...

Coalition Fights Expansion of Employment Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer groups and local chambers of commerce are opposing a job killer bill that...

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...

Opposition Stops Job Killer; 5 Bills Pass to Second House

A wage statement penalty bill opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer was stopped in the Assembly last week. June 1...