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California Labor Law Predictions

In Episode 107 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Legislative Advocate...

State Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Prop. 22 Independent Contractor Initiative

The California Supreme Court this week rejected an attempt to overturn Proposition 22, the voter-approved ballot initiative classifying app-based drivers as independent contractors. A group...

State Supreme Court Says Dynamex Decision Is Retroactive

The California Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that its April 2018 decision changing the test for determining whether a worker is an independent...

Voters Weigh in on Taxes, Independent Contractors

Election Day is over, but ballot counting continues to determine the voters’ will on issues ranging from California property taxes to supporting economic diversity...

CalChamber Supports Gig Economy Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support the Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act, an initiative that is currently...

Oh, What a Relief It Isn’t—AB 5 and the B2B Exemption

The new law governing independent contracting, AB 5, includes what can be described as a business-to-business (B2B) exemption. But a close examination of the...

State Holding Employment Status Seminars Statewide

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has scheduled free seminars throughout the state on AB 5 and the ABC test for classifying workers. AB 5...

CalChamber Offers Help on Independent Contractors Law

Throughout the year, the California Chamber of Commerce has been covering the developments surrounding the Dynamex Supreme Court decision on independent contractor classification and...

Classifying Employees: New Test Signed Into Law

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation placing in law the test for determining when a worker is an independent contract as outlined in...

Critical Employment Bill Awaits Action by Governor

The Legislature has wrapped up for the year, and the onus is now on Governor Gavin Newsom to decide which bills to sign into...

CalChamber Statement on AB 5

The California Chamber of Commerce released the following statement on September 18 on the signing of the independent contractor bill, AB 5 (Gonzalez; D-San...

Independent Contractor Questions Remain in Countdown to End of Legislative Session

There are two weeks left in the legislative session and one of the most common questions I get multiple times on a daily basis...

Podcast Recaps Top Issues for Final Weeks of Session

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...

Revenue Boost Calls Into Question Motivation for New Taxes

In Episode 23 of The Workplace, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses California’s revenue surge and continued calls for new taxes with longtime...

Reality Check: Workers Are Changing

Labor protections are meant to address certain situations where there is an imbalance in control between the employer and employee. But when the workers...

Stalled, Moving Employment Law Proposals in Current Legislative Cycle

A number of bills that would have hindered employers in the state have been stopped for the year, but a few others remain. In...

For Uber and Lyft Drivers, Reclassification Means Less Flexibility

Last week, an op-ed appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle discussing the fact that executives from Uber and Lyft have come together to address...