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March 8, 2013

‘Job Killer’ Rolls Back
Workers’ Comp Reforms 

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified the first “job killer” bill of the year. SB 626 (Beall; D-San Jose) severely undercuts the recent balanced workers’ compensation reform deal agreed to by labor unions and employers.

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Legislation Diverts
Unemployment Insurance Funds

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that diverts employer-paid unemployment insurance (UI) taxes to a new program to provide income to individuals seeking to start their own business will be considered soon by the Assembly Insurance Committee.

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Small Business Health Care Tax Credit:
Deadline Approaching to File Claim

California small businesses may qualify for a health care tax credit available under the federal reform law. See story.

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Consumer Product Draft Regulations
Need Economic Impact Analysis—Today

A sweeping state proposal to regulate chemicals in California consumer products should include a peer-reviewed economic analysis, according to the California Chamber of Commerce.

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Cal/OSHA Law Corner
Five General Safety Training Standards
Apply to Most Companies
We are a small human resources consulting firm and are developing our Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Could you give some examples of the necessary training items that should be included for our particular industry IIPP?

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