Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leave Expansion Proposals Fail to Move in Legislature

Two job killer bills that would have led to significant expansions of leaves of absence in California...

Opposition Stops Some Job Killers; Others Amended

Opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and allied groups has stopped a number of job killer bills in recent weeks while amendments have...

Amendments Put Balance in Former Job Killer Bill

Legislation that began as a targeted mandate increasing transportation costs has been amended at the urging of the California Chamber of Commerce and its...

Job Killer Bill Increasing Litigation Stalls in Senate Policy Committee

Job killer legislation exposing businesses to costly litigation stalled in a Senate policy committee this week. SB 320 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) failed to advance from...

Newly ID’d Job Killer Bills Move in State Legislature

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added four more bills to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills identified this...

Sweetened Beverage Bill Tabled, Workers’ Comp Bill Falls Short

Two more job killer bills failed to advance this week in the face of strong concern about their negative impacts. • The author of AB...

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...