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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...

Urge Governor: Veto Leave Mandate for Small Business

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask the Governor to veto a job killer bill mandating that small businesses provide a...

Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes

A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence for small businesses passed the Legislature this week and is on its way...

Parental Leave Mandate Hurts Small Firms

One of the things keeping state legislators busy in Sacramento right now is a shortsighted attempt to impose on California small businesses a new,...

Fiscal Committee Next Stop for New Maternity/Paternity Leave Mandate

A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee this week, less than a week after winning...

New Leave Mandate Moves Forward from Assembly Policy Committee

A job killer bill that mandates a new protected leave of absence passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa...

Technology, Trade, Talent: Key Elements So California Can Expand Opportunities

Following are remarks presented by Susan Corrales-Diaz, 2017 chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, at the 92nd Annual Sacramento Host...