Sunday, August 18, 2019

Amendments Put Balance in Former Job Killer Bill

Legislation that began as a targeted mandate increasing transportation costs has been amended at the urging of the California Chamber of Commerce and its...

Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that the test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor, established by last year’s California...

Making State Privacy Law Work: Aim of CalChamber-Led Coalition

Ever since the adoption of California’s far-reaching privacy law last June, a coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce has been working diligently...

Recreational Marijuana: Impact on Employee Retention, Recruitment

In the newest podcast episode of The Workplace, California Chamber of Commerce General Counsel and Executive Vice President Erika Frank is joined by employment...

IRS Highlights Resources Available for Small Businesses

In recognition of National Small Business Week, May 5–11, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is highlighting its resources to help small business owners and...

CalChamber Releases List of 2019 Job Creator Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to nine bills that will stimulate the economy...

CalChamber Job Creator Housing Bill Narrowly Passes Senate Committee

Legislation identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job creator because it will minimize frivolous litigation that blocks infill housing projects won...

Job Killer Bill Increasing Litigation Stalls in Senate Policy Committee

Job killer legislation exposing businesses to costly litigation stalled in a Senate policy committee this week. SB 320 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) failed to advance from...

Podcast Examines Proposed Expansion of Leaves of Absence Programs

The California Chamber of Commerce has released its ninth episode of The Workplace, a podcast on issues important to California employers and our economy. The...

Newly ID’d Job Killer Bills Move in State Legislature

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added four more bills to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills identified this...

Sweetened Beverage Bill Tabled, Workers’ Comp Bill Falls Short

Two more job killer bills failed to advance this week in the face of strong concern about their negative impacts. • The author of AB...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill to Protect Businesses from Predatory Lawsuits Passes

Legislation sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce to help educate businesses and protect them from predatory lawsuits passed an Assembly committee this week...

Cosmetic Ban Bill Shelved After Getting Job Killer Tag

An Assembly policy committee this week postponed action on a cosmetic product ban identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. The...

Committee Votes to Hike Transportation Costs, Discourage Investment in Cleaner Technology

The Senate Environmental Quality Committee this week approved a job killer bill based on misconceptions of the diesel freight industry. SB 44 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) will...

Job Killer Bills Imposing Targeted Taxes Pass Policy Committees

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that seek to impose unfair targeted taxes passed Assembly policy committees this week. Sweetened Beverages Tax AB 138...

New Podcast Focuses on Men and #MeToo Movement

The latest episode of the California Chamber of Commerce The Workplace podcast focuses on men and the #MeToo movement. As more publicity is being given...

CalChamber Releases 2019 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual job killer list, which includes 24 bills that would harm California’s economic growth and...