Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Fight for Flexibility Continues

As the constant buzz about Dynamex continues around the State Capitol, we repeatedly hear about how employees can have the same flexible work schedules...

Dynamex—The Elimination of Independent Contractors?

The California Supreme Court’s April 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles completely changed the way in which...

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...

Assembly Committee Moves Along Three Previously Vetoed Bills

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills virtually identical to previously vetoed proposals were approved by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week. Passed with...

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...

Many Failed Labor/Employment Bills Getting Reintroduced in Current Session

The reintroduction of several bills from last year sure makes it feel like “Groundhog Day” at the State Capitol. Even though there still is...

SB 1300 Expands FEHA Litigation

Last fall, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 1300 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara), a comprehensive bill that makes several changes in the law for...

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...