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State Supreme Court Ruling Protects Employers, Preserves Workers’ Comp Exclusivity

The California Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of employers, finding that an employee’s tort claims against a doctor who reviewed workers’ compensation cases...

California Court of Appeal Upholds Lead Safe Harbor Under Proposition 65

The legal fight over the validity of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) “safe harbor” for lead may finally be over for...

California Supreme Court Adopts New Test for Deciding Independent Contractor Status

The California Supreme Court has issued its much-anticipated decision on which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or...

Timely Economic Analysis of Major Regs Upheld in Unanimous Appeal Court Ruling

State agencies must take seriously the requirement to conduct a timely, accurate economic analysis of major regulations, according to a just-released opinion by the...

Swift Action Needed in Prop. 65 Case to Avert Disruption in Multiple Sectors

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the Fifth District Court of Appeal to expedite its decision and reverse the erroneous listing of a...

CalChamber Appeals Court Decision Upholding Cap-and-Trade Revenues

The California Chamber of Commerce this week petitioned the California Supreme Court to review the split decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal...

Split Appeals Court Decision Upholds Cap-and-Trade Revenues

In a 2-1 ruling, the 3rd District Court of Appeal has upheld the state’s practice of auctioning greenhouse gas (GHG) emission allowances to raise...

On-Call Rest Periods Not Allowed, California Supreme Court Rules

In a disappointing decision for California businesses, the California Supreme Court ruled recently that on-call rest periods are not permissible. This decision will require...

State High Court Leaves Intact Decision Reversing Landmark Teacher Tenure Ruling

The California Supreme Court this week declined to review a decision by the Second District Court of Appeals overturning a landmark lower court ruling...

Appeals Court Reverses Landmark Decision on State Teacher Tenure, Dismissal Laws

The California Second District Court of Appeals has overturned a landmark lower court ruling that had challenged teacher tenure and dismissal laws. On April 14,...

Alameda Court Ruling Favors Business Community

In a favorable ruling for the California Chamber of Commerce and the broader business community, an Alameda Superior Court judge has denied an environmental...

State High Court Rules on Suitable Seating

The California Supreme Court this week issued a long-awaited decision on the issue of when an employer must provide “suitable seats” to an employee. The...

U.S. High Court Upholds Citizen Redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Arizona citizens’ decision to have congressional district lines drawn by an independent redistricting commission rather...

CalChamber Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Arizona Redistricting Case​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al. “Today’s decision...

Air Board Asks Courts to Create New Tax

In a landmark case before the Third District Court of Appeal, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently argued for creation of an unprecedented...

Don’t Make One Employer Liable for Another’s Misclassification

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a “friend of the court” brief arguing for the application of the plain meaning of the California...

CalChamber Urges State High Court to Review Independent Contractor Test

The California Chamber of Commerce has filed a letter brief with the California Supreme Court urging it to review and decide what test should...