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Proposed Change to Prop. 65 Warning Rules Will Increase Business Costs

WARNING: Everything in California May Cause Cancer. That is the likely conclusion if one were to believe every Proposition 65 warning they encounter. So ubiquitous...

2021 Issues Guide Available on Website

The California Chamber of Commerce 2021 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 Urges Pull Back of Emergency COVID Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce urged the California Legislature this week to correct a series of costly COVID-19 workplace mandates imposed through an emergency...

State Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Prop. 22 Independent Contractor Initiative

The California Supreme Court this week rejected an attempt to overturn Proposition 22, the voter-approved ballot initiative classifying app-based drivers as independent contractors. A group...

State Supreme Court Says Dynamex Decision Is Retroactive

The California Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that its April 2018 decision changing the test for determining whether a worker is an independent...

Forest Action Plan Outlines Approach to Battling Year-Round Wildfire Season

The wildfire season seems endless. It starts earlier in the year and ends later. Practically, it’s morphed into a year-round phenomenon. The California Department of...

Governor’s Budget Proposes Economic Relief, No New Taxes

Nobody would have been surprised if Governor Gavin Newsom had presented his new state budget wearing a neck brace. The whiplash from budget boom...

CalChamber Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The...

Cal/OSHA Emergency Rule for COVID-19 in Effect Now

As of November 30, 2020, the new Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) 21-page COVID-19 Emergency Standard is in effect across California, covering...

State Labor Laws Should Be Updated to Reflect Shift Toward Telecommuting

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have been working from home since March with no end in sight. This has led...

Voters Reject Largest Tax Hike in California History

Proposition 15, the largest property tax increase in California history, was declared defeated the evening of November 11 by a margin of more than...

Recycling Overhaul Keys: Standardized Compliance Path, Infrastructure

Overhauling California’s recycling market requires a balance of the right mandates with a compliance pathway, California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Adam Regele told...

CalChamber Pursues Dual Paths to Provide Relief on Prop. 65 Acrylamide Warnings

Despite disruptions caused by a global pandemic, the number of 60-day notices filed pursuant to Proposition 65 against food companies alleging exposure to acrylamide...

New Guidance on COVID-19 Notices Law

In Episode 95 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the...

Days Remain to Stop Split Roll Tax Hike

With just days to go before the November 3 election, the No on Prop 15 campaign continues to highlight the problems the split roll...

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2020

This report for the second year of the 2019–2020 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...

CalChamber Best Business Votes 2020

Legislators are listed in descending order according to how often they voted in accord with the California Chamber of Commerce position (first number) versus...