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Coalition Fights Expansion of Employment Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer groups and local chambers of commerce are opposing a job killer bill that...

First CalChamber HR Symposium Features Labor/Employment Law Experts

CalChamber Brings HR Experts to LA A sold-out crowd gathered in Los Angeles recently for the first California Chamber of Commerce HR Symposium. The October 26...

Suspense File Recap: Many Harmful Bills Stopped, But Many Remain; Several Helpful Bills Move

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop numerous harmful bills from continuing past the appropriations committees on Friday to reach...

Many Harmful Bills Still Alive in State Legislature

The end of the legislative year is just a few weeks away and the California Chamber of Commerce continues to fight numerous proposals that...

Job Creator Bill Reduces Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a job creator bill that reduces litigation and encourages compliance with labor laws. SB 524 (Vidak; R-Hanford) prevents...

Arbitration Can Benefit Both Parties in a Dispute

The history of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and numerous U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting the act’s broad scope and strength set the stage...

Expanding Opportunity

It’s a timeworn California cliché: an earthquake splits the state from the rest of the country—freeing us from the hidebound thinking of Old America. Well,...

Job Killer Bills Hurt Arbitration, Expand Avenues for Employment Litigation

Four bills the California Chamber of Commerce has identified as job killers early in the new legislative session hamper employers’ ability to manage their...

New Employment Laws Infographic

The California Chamber of Commerce is presenting handy summaries of new legislation taking effect in 2017 that will affect the day-to-day operations of California...

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...

Double-Pay Holiday Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that unfairly targets two classifications of employers, increases their costs, and creates a competitive disadvantage by forcing them...

Revised Double-Pay Holiday Bill Passes Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that requires double the “regular rate” of pay for work on Thanksgiving passed the Assembly this week. A previous...

CalChamber Explains New Laws for 2016

The California Chamber of Commerce is presenting handy summaries of new legislation taking effect in 2016 that will affect the day-to-day operations of California...

CalChamber Steers Helpful Bills into Law, Stops Costly Mandates, Secures Changes

The 2015 legislative year was very active in the labor and employment policy arena. Overall, the California Chamber of Commerce was very successful with...

Governor Acts to Limit Litigation, Maintain Fiscal Prudence

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that will help limit frivolous, costly litigation against employers was signed by the Governor this month. The...

Gender Equity Pay Bill Signed into Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on...

CalChamber to Feds: Don’t Use California Approach on Overtime Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) should not adopt California’s quantitative approach to determining whether an employee is exempt from overtime pay requirements, the...