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Background Checks Bill Passes Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks passed the Senate this...
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CalChamber Backs Effort to Keep Child Care Available to Workers

This week the California Chamber of Commerce joined a bipartisan group of legislators, labor and child advocacy organizations to voice strong support for legislation...
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Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...
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Job Killer Bill Excuses Workplace Absenteeism, Endangers Worksites

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response is making its way through the California...

Fair Pay Initiative Moves Closer to Qualifying for November Ballot

The effort to stop frivolous lawsuits against employers by replacing the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) continues to advance. The campaign supporting the California...
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Flexible Work Schedule Bill Gets Support from Chambers

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition including numerous local chambers of commerce are supporting legislation that allows for an employee-selected flexible work...

CalChamber Urges Members to Support Fair Pay Initiative

Replacing the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) will help California workers and businesses. That’s a key message at the website providing updates on...

Governor Signs Sick Leave, Small Business Relief Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed a bill package providing $6.1 billion in tax relief, tax credits and grants for small businesses hurt by...

Initiative to Stop Shakedown Lawsuits Gaining Momentum

Momentum is gaining to qualify the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act of 2022 for the November ballot. The initiative’s campaign reported reaching...

Coalition Urges Legislature to Adopt $3B UI Debt Payment Budget Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad-based coalition of employer organizations are strongly supporting Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal to help reduce the...

Website Provides Updates on Fair Pay/Employer Accountability Initiative

A new website that provides updates and information on The California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act is now available at stoptheshakedown.com. The California Chamber...

CalChamber, Allies File Fair Pay Reform Initiative

Organizations, including the California Chamber of Commerce, representing a broad portion of the California business community last week filed the “Californians for Fair Pay...
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Job Killer Final: Governor Vetoes 1, Signs the Other

Days after vetoing a California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill on forced unionization of agricultural workers, Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed a...

Streamlined Procedure for Family Leave Mediation Signed into Law

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed legislation co-sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce that streamlines procedures in the small employer family leave mediation...
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Chamber Coalition Fights Forced Unionization Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of local chambers of commerce are fighting enactment of a job killer bill that seeks to...
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California Supreme Court Rules on Meal Period Premium Pay

In Episode 125 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and legislative advocates...
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Garment Industry Job Killer Moves Forward in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that increases costs and liability for nonunionized employers in the California garment manufacturing industry passed the...