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Proposal Allows Cal/OSHA to Sidestep Fiscal Review

Workplace rules would be allowed to skip past critical analysis of their fiscal and other effects if legislation pending before the Assembly becomes law. SB...

CalChamber Companies Take Action to Maintain Grid Reliability; Governor Announces Compensation for Demand Reduction

When called on to take immediate emergency action to conserve energy by Governor Gavin Newsom, California Chamber of Commerce members responded, helping to avert...

Bill to Boost New Housing Supply Passes with CalChamber, Coalition Support

Legislation to increase the supply of new housing and improve the quality and affordability of housing in the state, all while maximizing local land...

Legislators Weighing Tough Bills in Closing Weeks of Session

California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills harmful to the economic well-being of employers, employees and the state remain in play with three weeks to go...

CalChamber, Allies Stop Anti-Business Legislation

This legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce identified more than 130 bills that would have increased costs or imposed regulatory burdens on California...

CalChamber Backs Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to support the bipartisan infrastructure plan endorsed by President Joe Biden and a...

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 16, when the Legislature began...

Forced Unionization Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill seeking to force agricultural employees into unionizing awaits action by the full Senate when legislators return...

California Supreme Court Rules on Meal Period Premium Pay

In Episode 125 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and legislative advocates...

Regional Collaboration Key to Keeping Power Flowing Amid Drought, Heat Waves

In May, when the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued its annual Summer Assessment of the state’s electrical grid, I used the term “guarded...

Prop. 65 Virtual Conference to Explore Warning Rules, Acrylamide

Proposition 65 warning rules, acrylamide in food, and small business compliance challenges are among the topics to be discussed at the virtual Prop. 65...

Legislative Action Can Avert Tax Hike on State Employers

Like the rest of California society, employers are cautiously hopeful the worst of the pandemic has passed. The wreckage of human life, family health,...

Patchwork of State Privacy Legislation Continues as Colorado Adopts New Law

Colorado passed its Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) in June, bringing a familiar but distinct new privacy regime to the growing patchwork of privacy legislation...

Garment Industry Job Killer Moves Forward in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that increases costs and liability for nonunionized employers in the California garment manufacturing industry passed the...

Business Groups Urge: Restore Tax Credits, Net Operating Loss Deduction

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business groups are urging state legislators to restore the net operating loss deduction and business...

New COVID-19 Workplace Rules Explained

In Episode 122 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law experts Robert Moutrie and Matthew...

State Must Act Now to Pay Down Unemployment Insurance Debt

This pandemic created unprecedented unemployment, which was not only devastating to thousands of Californians and their families, but also drained the state’s unemployment insurance...