Sunday, October 20, 2019

Proposition 65: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

One cannot travel very far in the Golden State without being bombarded with cancer warnings. Thanks to Proposition 65, a 1986 voter-approved ballot initiative titled...

Major Issues Still Pending at Legislative Summer Break

When legislators began their summer recess last week, the ultimate outcome on many priority business issues remained uncertain. Strong opposition from the California Chamber of...

Governor Signs Wildfire Safety and Accountability Legislation

With 2018 standing as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record in California, wildfire safety and accountability legislation passed both houses of...

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 July 12, when the Legislature began...

Podcasts Review Services Sales Tax, Tips for Managing Dress Codes in Summer

The Workplace podcast presented by the California Chamber of Commerce provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees. The 20...

Proposal Marks Huge Shift in Unemployment Insurance

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will profoundly change unemployment insurance (UI) in California and create long-term costs for the state...

Reality Check: Workers Are Changing

Labor protections are meant to address certain situations where there is an imbalance in control between the employer and employee. But when the workers...

Stalled, Moving Employment Law Proposals in Current Legislative Cycle

A number of bills that would have hindered employers in the state have been stopped for the year, but a few others remain. In...

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...