Saturday, April 20, 2019

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 Passes Job Killer Bill

The first job killer bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce this year passed an Assembly committee this week. AB 51 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego)...

Why Tax Reform Is Hard

Governor Newsom’s musings have set tax reformers buzzing.

CalChamber Explains Changes Needed So New Privacy Law Will Protect Privacy

The privacy law passed last year applies to businesses of all sizes and needs changes to clarify that consumer loyalty and rewards programs can...

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...

CalChamber Urges Education Focus as Better Way to Privacy Law Goals

Educational approaches to help businesses understand how to comply with the state’s new privacy law will be far more efficient than costly enforcement actions,...

New Bill to Modify Privacy Law Will Hurt Small Businesses, Kill Jobs

A new proposal to modify the state privacy law that is still being modified will create a litigation nightmare, the California Chamber of Commerce...

Governor Lists Next Steps in Upcoming ‘Tough Calls’

“Hard decisions” are “coming due,” Governor Gavin Newsom said this week in his first State of the State Address. Water, energy, high-speed rail, housing, health...

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...

CalChamber Supports Proactive, Scientific Approach to Green Chemistry Program

The California Chamber of Commerce remains committed to a continued bipartisan effort to improve California’s green chemistry program with all stakeholders, CalChamber Policy Advocate...

Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Workplaces

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is in the process of developing regulations to prevent heat illness in indoor workplaces. A California...

Coalition Continues Push for Workplace Flexibility

As the 2019 legislative session gets underway, a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition is continuing its efforts to develop a proposal supporting the ability...

More Questions on Carbon Tax Proposal

Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that...

2019 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Issues and Legislative Guide is available now on the CalChamber website at www.calchamber.com/businessissues. This easy-to-reference publication presents ways...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Outlines Flaws Affecting Workability of State Privacy Law

The state privacy law passed by the Legislature last year contains multiple flaws that undermine consumer privacy and employee protections, a coalition led by...