Monday, February 17, 2020

More Shakedown Lawsuits; Housing Affordability Hit

The California Chamber of Commerce this week identified two more job killer bills—one opening new avenues for shakedown lawsuits related to environmental laws, and...

Job Killer Bills Hurt Arbitration, Expand Avenues for Employment Litigation

Four bills the California Chamber of Commerce has identified as job killers early in the new legislative session hamper employers’ ability to manage their...

CalChamber Identifies Four Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified four job killer bills that would have a negative impact on California’s economy if they become law....

19 Job Killer Bills Fall to CalChamber Opposition

Nineteen of 24 job killer bills identified this year by the California Chamber of Commerce were stopped before the 2016 legislative session came to...

CalChamber Stops 19 Job Killer Bills

As the 2016 legislative session came to a close late Wednesday, August 31, 19 of 24 identified job killer bills had been effectively stopped...

Amended Leave Mandate Is Attack on Small Business

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging small business owners to contact their legislators and the Governor to express strong opposition to SB 654...

2030 Carbon Caps to Become Law

The California Legislature moved swiftly this week to adopt legislation expanding climate change emission goals. SB 32 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills) mandates a reduction in greenhouse...

Leave Mandate Job Killer Revived in Legislature

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer leave mandate that will significantly harm small employers in California with as few as 10 employees has...

CalChamber Identifies New Job Killer Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a 24th job killer bill that exposes employers to excessive, costly litigation. AB 2895 (R. Hernández; D-West Covina)...

Job Killer Vote Record: Key Wins; Battles Remain

This edition of Alert presents a recap of floor votes taken on job killer bills before the Legislature’s summer recess, as well as 2015...

Barrier to New Housing Blocked by Opposition

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that would have created another barrier to construction of new, affordable housing is likely dead for the...

CalChamber, Business Opposition Stops Job Killer

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that exposed businesses to costly litigation when goods are “substantially similar,” yet priced differently, was pulled...

Climate Change Job Killer Bill Continues to Advance

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee this week passed a job killer bill that could increase costs for California businesses, make them less competitive and...

Assembly Committee Delays Vote on Job Killer Bill

The Assembly Judiciary Committee this week delayed voting on a job killer bill that if passed, will expose businesses to costly litigation when goods...

CalChamber Opposition Helps Stop Job Killer Leave Mandate

A job killer bill that would have overwhelmed small businesses with administering a new protected leave of absence and subjected them to threats of...

Assembly Committee Advances Bill Eroding Housing Availability

The Assembly Banking and Finance Committee this week moved California Chamber of Commerce-opposed legislation that erodes housing availability. SB 1150 (Leno; D-San Francisco) has been...

Job Killer Bills to Face Assembly Policy Committees

The following California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills are scheduled for hearings next week in Assembly policy committees. • SB 1150 (Leno; D-San Francisco)...