Saturday, December 15, 2018

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of August 31, when the Legislature began...

Personal Care Product Ban Amended

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would have banned California sales of many personal care products has been amended to reduce its...

Limit on Use of Settlement/Arbitration Agreements Passes

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to limit the use of settlement agreements and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims passed...

Opposition Stops Harmful Proposals in Closing Days of Legislative Session

A number of California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills missed the August 17 deadline to move beyond the fiscal committees of either the Assembly or...

Watch CalChamber Online News Sources for End-of-Session Legislative Updates

Just one week remains before the Legislature adjourns for its final recess on August 31. The fate of many priority bills for business awaited action...

IRS Encouraging ‘Paycheck Checkup’ to Prevent Tax-Time Surprise

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is encouraging everyone to check their withholding to avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time. The new...

Pay Data Disclosure Bill No Longer Job Killer

As a result of recent amendments, a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill dealing with pay data disclosure has been removed from the job killer...

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...

Pending Proposal Limits Consumer Choices, Could Cause Higher Prices, Hurt Trade

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could ban California sales of many personal care products is awaiting consideration by the Assembly. SB 1249 (Galgiani;...

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...

High Court Ruling Raises Questions on Passage of Local Special Taxes

How many voters does it take to pass a local special tax? Since Proposition 13 in 1978, voters have had the final say on local...

CalChamber Revives Disaster Relief Fund to Help California Businesses

The fires blazing throughout California are just the most recent example of the disasters that have hit the state in recent years. To provide assistance...

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...

New Proposition 65 Regulations Take Effect August 30

WARNING: Beginning August 30, 2018, new Proposition 65 regulations will take effect that significantly overhaul longstanding warning regulations and depart from the rules that...

CalChamber Seeking Changes to Make Panic Button Legislation More Workable

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition continues to seek changes to make more workable a bill that, among other provisions, requires hotels to provide...