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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...

Housing Crisis at Top of Legislative Agenda

California’s housing crisis is a big focus of attention at the State Capitol as studies highlight two elements of the crisis that are inextricably...

Wins in Some Areas Offset by Cost Increases in Others

For the California employer community, the 2016 legislative year will have a variety of impacts, depending on the industry and size of business. Small businesses...

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...