Sunday, August 18, 2019

CalChamber Objects to Massive Expansion of Air Emissions Reporting Mandate

No Public Hearing Set as Proposed Rule Now Encompasses Small Businesses Small businesses, including many without in-house air specialists, may soon be required to report...

Anti-Arbitration Proposal Keeps Moving in Senate

An anti-arbitration bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer passed through the first Senate committee to consider it this...

For Uber and Lyft Drivers, Reclassification Means Less Flexibility

Last week, an op-ed appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle discussing the fact that executives from Uber and Lyft have come together to address...

Bill Threatening Water Supply Reliability Passes First Assembly Policy Committee

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee this week. The California Chamber of...

Proposition 65: Take Your Coffee and Hold the Cancer (Warning)

In the bizarro world of Proposition 65, some sanity has been restored. On June 3, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) announced approval...

Conference to Help Businesses Comply with New Prop. 65 Regulations

Regulators and legal experts will discuss how to help companies understand how to comply with the newest Proposition 65 warning regulations at the 14th...

Job Killer Bill Threatens Water Supply Reliability

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians is scheduled to be considered next week by an Assembly policy committee. The California Chamber...

Coalition-Backed Fixes to Privacy Law ‘Stayin’ Alive’

California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Sarah Boot penned the following update on the CalChamber-supported privacy bills for the Capitol Insider blog. Well, you can...

Leave Expansion Proposals Fail to Move in Legislature

Two job killer bills that would have led to significant expansions of leaves of absence in California...

Job Creator Bills Move on for Consideration by Second House

Five bills the California Chamber of Commerce has identified as job creators have passed the legislative house...

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...

Opposition Stops Some Job Killers; Others Amended

Opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and allied groups has stopped a number of job killer bills in recent weeks while amendments have...

Robust Budget, Key Programs Rely on Private Sector Success

Taxes continue to pour into the state treasury, like spring snowmelt into Lake Oroville. Thanks to the engine of California’s private economy—the creativity of...

Budget Plan Spells Out Steps to Expanding Paid Family Leave

Following up on his January commitment to expanding California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined steps toward that goal in the...

Job Creator Fostering Technological Innovation Wins OK from Assembly Fiscal Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that encourages technological innovation passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee this week with bipartisan support. AB 1195 (O’Donnell;...

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...

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...