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CalChamber White Paper Recaps New Laws for 2019

The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2019 and later that will affect...

One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Independent Contractors Ignores Value to Economy

A wholesale reclassification of workers would have significant consequences for many different sectors in the state’s economy, according to a recent study by Beacon...

Independent Contractor Coalition Continues Working for Legislative Solution

The effort to develop a proposal supporting the ability of workers to work independently will continue through the legislative recess. As many employers know, the...

CalChamber Issues 2018 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

The year is more than halfway through, and yet again, California employers have been busy paying attention to plenty of new employment law developments....

Coalition Rally Participants Urge Legislators to Protect Independent Contractors

Hundreds of independent contractors gathered at the State Capitol on August 15 to urge policymakers to suspend any application of a recent court ruling...

CalChamber Urges Agency to Withdraw Proposed Regulatory Amendments

In a comment letter this week, the California Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups urged the Fair Employment and Housing Council to withdraw...

Independent Contractor Test: Legislature Should Act

During an interview with KPCC radio this week, Jennifer Barrera, senior vice president of policy for the California Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the urgent...

Coalition Builds Support for Independent Workers

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading a coalition of businesses and organizations in support of workers’ ability to work independently. Through its website at...

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...

Senate Committees OK Conflicting Mandate, Pathway to Litigation for State Employers

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill creating another pathway of costly litigation against employers won approval by two Senate policy committees this week. AB 3081...

NLRB Poised to Revisit Joint Employer Standard

As the saying goes, history often repeats itself as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) demonstrates. In May, NLRB Chairman John F. Ring announced...

Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is reminding employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures reach triple...

California Supreme Court Adopts New Test for Deciding Independent Contractor Status

The California Supreme Court has issued its much-anticipated decision on which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or...

Assembly Judiciary Passes CalChamber-Opposed Bills

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates this week highlighted for the Assembly Judiciary Committee problems with two employment-related bills. Even so, on April 24 the...

Assembly Labor Committee Nixes Flexible Workweek Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill allowing an employee-selected flexible work schedule failed to pass the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this...

State to Survey Employers on Anti-Harassment, Diversity Policies

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will survey California employers by telephone to ask about their anti-harassment...

Senate Policy Committee Moves Along Job Killer Bills Over Employer Objections

Despite employer objections, the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee this week passed two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills. One deals with...