Saturday, November 17, 2018

Scheduling Mandate Job Killer Moves

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill subjecting employers to financial penalties and litigation for changes to an employee’s schedule with less than...

Housing Job Killer Bill to Be Heard in Senate Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will erode housing availability will be heard in a Senate committee on April 20. SB 1150...

Targeted Tax Becomes No. 19 on Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added a targeted tax to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills on the...

CalChamber Identifies 2016 Job Creator Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to 12 bills that will improve the state’s...

Minimum Wage Hike Becomes Law; Overview of Implications for Employers

California is the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. Employers need to prepare...

CalChamber-Supported Affordable Housing Bill Moves

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that helps create affordable housing opportunities passed an Assembly policy committee last week with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 2817 (Chiu;...

Duplicative Heat Illness Bill Passes Senate Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that needlessly creates more heat illness prevention regulations passed a Senate policy committee this week. SB 1167 (Leyva; D-Chino)...

Assembly Committee Rejects Bills to Expedite Water Supply Solutions

Legislation that aimed to speed construction of a project to expand the state’s ability to store water in wet times for use in dry...

CalChamber Releases 2016 Preliminary Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released a preliminary list of job killer bills to call attention to the negative impact that 18...

Minimum Wage Job Killer Goes to Governor

The Legislature this week passed SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco), a job killer bill that will increase the minimum wage in California to $15...

CalChamber Seeks Stronger Accountability in Rulemaking

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill to strengthen the accountability and transparency of the state’s regulatory process will be considered soon by an Assembly...

Drought-Proof Water Supply Bill Pending in Assembly Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that sets a state goal to promote desalination is awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Water, Parks and...

More Analysis Needed on State-Run Retirement Savings Program

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups say more analysis is needed before the state proceeds with developing a retirement...

Call for Interviewees: Research Project on CEQA Litigation and Public Engagement

A team of University of Southern California graduate students is analyzing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to better understand whether CEQA litigation amounts...

CalChamber-Backed Bills to Address Teacher Shortage Move

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help California public schools recruit and retain quality teachers passed out of their respective policy committees...

CalChamber Backs Bills to Speed Water Supply Solutions

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting a number of bills to expedite and reduce costs for water storage facilities, drought mitigation measures and...

Health Plan Funding Bill Passes, Signed into Law

Months of discussions culminated this week with the Legislature passing and the Governor signing a California Chamber of Commerce-supported special session health plan funding...