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Employment Mandates Pass, on Way to Governor Newsom

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills made it out of the Legislature late on August 31, the last night of the session,...

Legislature Should Stick to COVID-19 Priorities

Despite their leaders’ vow to concentrate their attention on the pandemic and economic crises, it’s business as usual at the California Legislature. In early spring,...

Job Killer Bill Update: One Stalled, Others Moving

Legislation that will kill thousands of high-paying jobs narrowly failed to pass a Senate policy committee this week. Last week, the California Chamber of...

Newest Job Killer Imposes Headcount Tax on Employers

Legislation that will discourage hiring and job growth by imposing an employee “headcount tax” on certain employers has been added to the California Chamber...

Opposition Stops Job Killer Housing Bill

Opposition from a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition of groups has stopped a job killer bill that would have impeded housing construction and harmed...

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer Bill List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual job killer list, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would...

Court Order Underscores Reasoning Behind Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court order formalizing the ruling halting enforcement of the anti-arbitration law challenged by a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition highlights the...

U.S. Court Invalidates Anti-Arbitration Law

A ruling last week by U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halted enforcement of and invalidated in full an anti-arbitration law identified by the...

First Entries on 2020 Job Killer List Similar to Previous Failed Proposals

This week, the California Chamber of Commerce named two recently introduced bills as 2020 job killers. The bills are very similar to prior versions also...

Job Killer Bill Forcing Greater Reliance on Foreign Oil Advances to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will increase prices and the need to import foreign oil advanced from the Assembly to...

Two CalChamber-Opposed Housing Bills Fail to Move Before Deadline

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills that would have worsened the state’s housing shortage have failed to move. Both bills missed the January 31 deadline...

Job Killer Carryover Bills Miss Deadline to Move

Ten California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills introduced last year have been stopped. The following bills failed to move before the January 31 deadline...

Legislative Year: Mixed Bag

Governor Gavin Newson finished signing/vetoing all bills on October 13. The California Chamber of Commerce was tracking 62 bills on his desk, 32 supported...

Keeping Employer Concerns Before Legislators Critical in Last Week of Session

With just one week left before legislators leave Sacramento for the year, major bills having a significant impact on business remain to be voted...

Major Issues Still Pending at Legislative Summer Break

When legislators began their summer recess last week, the ultimate outcome on many priority business issues remained uncertain. Strong opposition from the California Chamber of...

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...

Amendments Remove Threat from Holdover Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has removed the job killer designation on several bills due to amendments since the start of the new year...