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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...

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...
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Texting in the Workplace and Other Cautionary Employment Tales

Finding novel ways to increase efficiency or prevent workplace harassment can create serious problems for employers if not properly executed or thought out. In this...

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...

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...
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Critical Employment Bill Awaits Action by Governor

The Legislature has wrapped up for the year, and the onus is now on Governor Gavin Newsom to decide which bills to sign into...

CalChamber Continues Fight for Worker Opportunities

Legislative intervention is needed to provide clarity to employers and prevent loss of opportunities for millions of individuals following last year’s court decision upending...
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Federal Labor Law Changes to Expect

In Episode 106 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Legislative Advocate...

U.S. Labor Agency Gives More Time to Comment on Proposed Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the comment period for two proposed rules—one that revises and clarifies joint-employer arrangements and another that...

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...

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...

CalChamber White Paper Highlights New 2020 Labor Laws

There are a few new and significant 2020 California employment laws that employers need to be aware of, as they may affect daily business...
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CalChamber Launches The Workplace Podcast

This week the California Chamber of Commerce launched The Workplace, a podcast that provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers...
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California Labor Law Predictions

In Episode 107 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Legislative Advocate...

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that exposes employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior...

Independent Contractor Legislation Moves; CalChamber, Coalition Seek More Changes

Legislation that makes a start toward restoring flexibility for numerous individuals working as independent contractors has moved from the Assembly to the Senate. The California...

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...