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What Supreme Court Ruling on Arbitration and PAGA Means for Employers

In Episode 154 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss how...

U.S. High Court Ruling Supports Arbitration

In a win for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) can...
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Questions Remain on Workplace Emergency Bill

In Episode 150 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss SB 1044 (Durazo; D-Los...
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Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...
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Job Killer Bill Excuses Workplace Absenteeism, Endangers Worksites

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response is making its way through the California...
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CalChamber Identifies 4 More Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week added four bills to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills on the list...

Fair Pay Initiative Moves Closer to Qualifying for November Ballot

The effort to stop frivolous lawsuits against employers by replacing the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) continues to advance. The campaign supporting the California...
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Important Human Resources Bills to Watch This Year

In Episode 148 of The Workplace, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss three job killer bills under...
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New Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Policy Committee

A newly identified California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that is opposed by more than 60 organizations passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment...

CalChamber Urges Members to Support Fair Pay Initiative

Replacing the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) will help California workers and businesses. That’s a key message at the website providing updates on...

Initiative to Stop Shakedown Lawsuits Gaining Momentum

Momentum is gaining to qualify the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act of 2022 for the November ballot. The initiative’s campaign reported reaching...
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3 Job Killer Bills Still Active

Following last Friday’s deadline for legislation to move out of the house in which it was introduced, just three of the 25 job killer...
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Job Killer Update: Several Held in Fiscal Committee, But Others Pass

Action on several California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills will be delayed until next year with their failure to move out of the...

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent 2nd Lawsuit

An employee who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to pursue a subsequent lawsuit against her...

CalChamber Identifies New Job Killer Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a 24th job killer bill that exposes employers to excessive, costly litigation. AB 2895 (R. Hernández; D-West Covina)...