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CalChamber Endorses Effort to Open Schools Safely/Soon

The time has come for the Legislature to join Governor Gavin Newsom in finalizing an agreement to reopen California public schools. Governor Newsom has laid...

Cal/OSHA Provides Model Template for COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Where can I find a copy or example of a COVID-19 Prevention Plan? In conjunction with the recent adoption of the COVID-19 emergency regulations, the...

CalChamber Urges Pull Back of Emergency COVID Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce urged the California Legislature this week to correct a series of costly COVID-19 workplace mandates imposed through an emergency...

Synergy in Many Fields, from Tech to Food, Boosts Ongoing Trade/Investment Success

The following responses to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Consul General William Chik, Consulate General of the Republic of...

Streamlined Work Sharing Program Offers Alternative to Layoffs

As California businesses continue to struggle to maintain their workforces during COVID-related closing and reopenings, employers should keep in mind California’s underutilized work share...

Paycheck Protection Program Resumes; SBA Vows to Improve Process

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was reopened earlier this month by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department. The...

Allies Join CalChamber Call for COVID Business Relief

The California Chamber of Commerce and nearly 200 allied business organizations representing all sectors of the economy and employing millions of California workers sent...

Innovative Spirit, Digital Connections Help Transition to Resilient Economic Future

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Consul General Dirk Janssen, Consulate General of the Netherlands in...

CalChamber Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The...

New Federal COVID Law Includes Option to Offer Paid Sick Leave

I remember reading that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020. Do I need to pay...

Robust Relations, Cross-Border Startups Create Jobs, Trade Benefits Across Sectors

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Ambassador Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad, Consul General of India, Consulate...

Congress Declines to Extend Families First Coronavirus Act Mandate

On December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a second stimulus package addressing the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many issues resolved...

California’s New Series of COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

One of my employees just reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. Do I have to report this positive case? During the 2020 California legislative...

COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Smartphone App

As the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine arrived in California this week, front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities were...

A Year Like None Other

It’s safe to say that we could never have predicted nor been prepared for what this year would have in store for us as...

Economic Diversity, Foreign Investment Ties Inspire Long-Lasting Partnership in Trade

The following answers to questions posed by the California Chamber of Commerce are from Consul General Julie Duhaut-Bedos, Consulate General of France in Los...

Cal/OSHA Emergency Rule for COVID-19 in Effect Now

As of November 30, 2020, the new Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) 21-page COVID-19 Emergency Standard is in effect across California, covering...