Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CalChamber Backs Renewed Effort on Federal Water Bill

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced an updated proposal to provide long-term and short-term solutions to the state’s historic drought. The California Chamber of...

2016 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website. This easy-to-reference publication compiles background information on...

You Can Help Reform How California Pays for Roads, Highways

California’s transportation finance system is running out of gas. Not literally, but the buck or two for each gas station fill-up is getting much...

2016 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website. This easy-to-reference publication compiles background information on...

Chamber Opposition Stops 2015 Job Killer Holdovers

A number of California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills first identified in 2015 appear to be dead for this year after missing legislative...

EEOC Proposes Collecting Pay Data from W-2s

In a significant departure from existing requirements, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it is seeking to require large employers to...

Online Ingredient Communication Mandate Fails in Assembly; CalChamber Opposed

A new consumer product ingredient communication mandate that would have stifled innovation and imposed unnecessary burdens on businesses failed to pass the Assembly last...

State of the State Address Governor Keeps Focus on Budget Discipline

Paying for existing state commitments and continuing to add to state budget reserves were the twin highlights of the Governor’s State of the State...

Revised Double-Pay Holiday Bill Passes Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that requires double the “regular rate” of pay for work on Thanksgiving passed the Assembly this week. A previous...

CalChamber, Coalition Continue to Voice Concerns on Draft Prop. 65 Warning Rules

Although improved since previous iterations, proposed revisions to the Proposition 65 warning regulations by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) continue to...

Finance Director Recaps Budget for CalChamber

Managing state finances with a long-term view is a guiding principle for the Governor’s budget proposal for 2016–17, California Finance Director Michael Cohen told...

Flexible Workweek Bill Gets Senate Committee Ax

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill providing employers with the opportunity to accommodate employees’ needs as well as business demands by allowing employees to...

Governor Urges Restraint in Proposed Fiscal Plan

Emphasizing his commitment to fiscal prudence, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week proposed a $171 billion state balanced budget with no new general...

Federal Unemployment Insurance Taxes: California Employers Paying More

California employers can expect a higher federal unemployment insurance (UI) tax bill when it arrives this month. This year will be the sixth in a...

CalChamber Opposing Newest Initiative Plan to Hike Tax Burden on Commercial Property

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to oppose an initiative proposal to impose a “surcharge” of up to 1% on...

Task Force Recommends Pilot Program to Test Components of Highway User Fee

One of the few recent initiatives to improve California’s economic base was left undone when the Legislature recessed this fall without addressing transportation finance. Governor...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Craft, Pass Comprehensive Drought Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of Western farmers, ranchers and businesses, as well as urban, suburban and rural residents, are urging...