Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Latest Articles

CalChamber Stops 18 of 19 Job Killer Bills in 2015

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. vetoed the two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills on his desk this week. In 2015, CalChamber identified...

Governor Acts to Limit Litigation, Maintain Fiscal Prudence

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that will help limit frivolous, costly litigation against employers was signed by the Governor this month. The...

Final Status Report on Major Business Bills

The following list summarizes the final status of priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce that were sent to the Governor this year,...

Sick Leave Waiting Periods May Not Be Imposed on Existing Employees

We recently changed a part-time employee to full time. Does she have to work 30 days in this new position before she is entitled...

Gender Equity Pay Bill Signed into Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on...

Road Repair Bill Gets OK; Foundation Laid for Mining Act Reform; Housing Bills Pass

With the exception of the signing of a job creator bill streamlining some infrastructure development, 2015 was quiet on most California Environmental Quality Act...

Workers’ Comp Bills Undercutting Reforms Stopped; Helpful Proposals Become Law

Action taken earlier this month by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on two bills closed out another successful legislative year in workers’ compensation for...

Environmental: CalChamber Stops Worst Bills, Secures Changes to Others

The California Chamber of Commerce actively engaged in environmental legislation this year, positioning on dozens of bills related to hazardous waste permitting, Proposition 65,...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Reach Successful Conclusion; Ratification Next

Negotiators among the 12 Trans-Pacific economies for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) successfully concluded their wide-ranging trade negotiations on October 5. The TPP includes the...

CalChamber Hosts Singapore Ambassador at 50th Anniversary of Independence Lunch

The strong trading ties between Singapore and the United States, as well as California, were the focus on October 6 as the California Chamber...