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Federal CARES Act Offers Relief to Small Businesses

Last week, Congress passed and President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which, among other provisions,...

Governor Signs Executive Order to Help Small Business

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed an executive order that will provide some relief for small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 crisis. The Governor’s March...

President Signs Bill Expanding Paid Sick/Family Leave

This week, President Donald J. Trump signed legislation that expands employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19. The additional emergency relief legislation known as the...

CalChamber Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Small Business Leaders

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Small Business Advocate of the Year Award. The award recognizes small business owners who...

Disaster Assistance Available to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced March 16 that it is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses in California “suffering substantial...

Small Firm Eyes Medical Leave Policies to Put in Employee Handbook

We are a small company of 30 employees. Are we required to have a medical leave policy in our employee handbook? Many different types of...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Helping Small Businesses

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored bill to help protect businesses from predatory lawsuits has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 1607 (Boerner...

State Air Resources Board Drops Expansion of Emissions Reporting to Small Businesses

In response to objections raised by the California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has dropped—for now—its...

CalChamber Objects to Massive Expansion of Air Emissions Reporting Mandate

No Public Hearing Set as Proposed Rule Now Encompasses Small Businesses Small businesses, including many without in-house air specialists, may soon be required to report...

IRS Highlights Resources Available for Small Businesses

In recognition of National Small Business Week, May 5–11, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is highlighting its resources to help small business owners and...

CalChamber Releases List of 2019 Job Creator Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to nine bills that will stimulate the economy...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill to Protect Businesses from Predatory Lawsuits Passes

Legislation sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce to help educate businesses and protect them from predatory lawsuits passed an Assembly committee this week...

CalChamber Explains Changes Needed So New Privacy Law Will Protect Privacy

The privacy law passed last year applies to businesses of all sizes and needs changes to clarify that consumer loyalty and rewards programs can...

CalChamber Stops 4 Job Killers, Gets Changes to Remove Tag from Another

Four California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills are likely dead for the session, having failed to advance to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for...

Law Requires Advance Warning of Mass Layoffs for Some Employers

We are a small employer. Do we have to provide any advance notice to employees if we are going to lay them off? The answer...

GOP Senators Offer Variations on House Tax Code Rewrite

Republicans in the U.S. Senate last week released a plan for overhauling the federal tax code that differs on a number of key provisions...

Governor Signs Leave Mandate for Small Business, Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was...