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Assembly Committee Moves Job Killer Bills to Next Stage

A job killer bill that will significantly restrict Californians’ ability to access home and auto loans by placing onerous burdens on lenders, which will...

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer Bill List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its annual job killer list, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would...

Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Order: Presume COVID-19 Illness Arises from the Job

Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed an executive order establishing a rebuttable presumption that any COVID-19 related illness of an employee who worked outside...

Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim Pitfalls to Avoid

Employees who get injured at work, whether due to an accident or an illness, can file a workers’ compensation claim. What employers may not...

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...

Job Killer Bill Increases Workers’ Compensation Costs for Hospitals

The California Chamber of Commerce reminded legislators this week that pending job killer legislation will significantly increase workers’ compensation costs for public and private...

Let Workers’ Compensation Insurer Check on Claim Validity

One of my employees came to me today and said his back was sore and that he hurt it while moving some equipment, so...

Sweetened Beverage Bill Tabled, Workers’ Comp Bill Falls Short

Two more job killer bills failed to advance this week in the face of strong concern about their negative impacts. • The author of AB...

CalChamber HR Symposium Attracts Experts, Practitioners to Sold-Out SF Venue

Practical and entertaining insights on the nuts-and-bolts of implementing state and federal labor and employment laws were the focus of the second California Chamber...

State Supreme Court Ruling Protects Employers, Preserves Workers’ Comp Exclusivity

The California Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of employers, finding that an employee’s tort claims against a doctor who reviewed workers’ compensation cases...

Workers’ Comp Doctor Not Final Say on Employee’s Condition

One of my employees has been out on a leave of absence due to a work-related injury for almost a year now. My workers’...

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws

The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect...

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...

When Can Worker Decline Family Medical Leave? Subject Untested

Our employee went out on workers’ compensation leave this week and will probably be gone a few months. Should we place him on family...

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...

Inaugural CalChamber HR Symposium Set for Full Day in Los Angeles on October 26

The California Chamber of Commerce will be presenting its first HR Symposium on October 26 in Los Angeles. The one-day event will include five one-hour...

Workers’ Comp Ruling Reaffirms 2004 Reforms

A recent decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be treated when apportioning the...