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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...
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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...
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New Podcast Focuses on Men and #MeToo Movement

The latest episode of the California Chamber of Commerce The Workplace podcast focuses on men and the #MeToo movement. As more publicity is being given...

State Labor Laws Should Be Updated to Reflect Shift Toward Telecommuting

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have been working from home since March with no end in sight. This has led...

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...

LA Demands $1.45 Million Penalty for Violation of Local Minimum Wage Law

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and the city’s Office of Wage Standards (OWS) announced this week that they are demanding $1.45 million in...

Bill Attacks Equal Pay Deal, Expands Litigation Chances

A careful and historic compromise forged by the Legislature and the California Chamber of Commerce is under attack by legislation seeking to expand workplace...

Job Creator Falls Short in Senate Policy Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator to enable employers to rely on compliance advice from the Labor Commissioner failed to win needed support...

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...

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...

Oh, What a Relief It Isn’t—AB 5 and the B2B Exemption

The new law governing independent contracting, AB 5, includes what can be described as a business-to-business (B2B) exemption. But a close examination of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

State Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Prop. 22 Independent Contractor Initiative

The California Supreme Court this week rejected an attempt to overturn Proposition 22, the voter-approved ballot initiative classifying app-based drivers as independent contractors. A group...