​CalChamber News Network

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The CalChamber news netwo​rk project, “CalChamber News,” aims to keep CalChamber members and others informed of public policy issues havi​ng an impact on the job climate and economy.

CalChamber Capitol News: The Importance of International Trade​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

(February 19, 2015) Newly released trade statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce revealed another record-breaking year in exports for California and the United States.

“With more than 95% of the world’s population living outside the United States international trade is more important than ever,” explains Susanne Stirling, vice president of international affairs for the California Chamber of Commerce.

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Webinar to Explain How to Pay Employees by the Rules​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

(February 6, 2015) Employers with questions on the often-confusing requirements for paying employees can get some answers at a California Chamber of Commerce live webinar on February 19.

Frank will be leading the webinar, along with Jessica Hawthorne, senior employment law counsel and manager of the CalChamber Helpline, a service that helps CalChamber members understand the nuances of California employment law.

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CalChamber Voices Support for Transatlantic Partnership Agreement​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

(February 4, 2015) The California Chamber of Commerce is urging United States and European Union leaders to advance the largest regional trading and investment relationship in the world.

In the latest CalChamber Capitol Report, Susanne Stirling, CalChamber vice president o​f international affairs explains that although these negotiations have been ongoing since 2013, with new EU officials in place, there is a sense of a fresh start for these particular negotiations, which will create new opportunities for a range of companies.

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State Finance Director Provides Analysis of Governor’s 2015-16 Budget for CalChamber Members​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

(​​January 13, 2015) During a CalCha​mber luncheon forum, Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen gave a detailed analysis of the Governor’s proposed 2015-16 budget.

In his presentation, Cohen discussed budget priorities including continued investments in key programs, saving money in the rainy day fund and paying down state debts.

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CalChamber Urges Quick Action by Senate to Approve Terrorism Risk Insurance Act​​​​​​​​​​​​

(January 8, 2015) Following strong support voiced by the California Chamber of Commerce, the US. House of Representatives yesterday reauthorized the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization” (TRIA). The resolut​ion, H.R. 26, now heads to the U.S. Senate for a vote.

“The Senate must act swiftly to pass H.R. 26 as it is critical to employers and our economy,” said Marti Fisher, CalChamber policy advocate. “Recent increased terrorism threats have underscored the need for immediate action on this legislation and we strongly support a long-term extension of TRIA to minimize the cost to employers from the risk of terrorism.”

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International Trade Priorities

(January 5, 2015) As the new Congress convenes on Tuesday, January 6, the California Chamber of Commerce will send a letter outlining its international trade priorities for the 114th Congress. In addition, a letter will be sent to President Obama, Secretary of Commerce Pritzker, and U.S. Trade Representative Froman.

The letters will reiterate CalChamber support for renewing the President’s authority to negotiate trade agreements, pending agreements with Pacific nations and the European Union, and the re-authorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

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CalChamber Capitol News Report: Explains Two Significant New Employment Laws for 2015

(December 15, 2014) Today’s CalChamber Capitol News Report highlights two important new laws that employers need to be aware of in 2015: mandatory paid sick leave and subcontractor liability.

In the video, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, General Counsel Erika Frank, and Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera recap key requirements of these significant new employment laws.

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Capitol Report: Proposed Prop. 65 Warning Rules Will Increase Costs, Litigation, Alarm Consumers

(November 19, 2014) The latest proposal by the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to revise Proposition 65 warning requirements should be of concern to business, the California Chamber of Commerce warns in a new video report.

CalChamber Policy Advocate Anthony Samson says in the latest CalChamber Capitol Report that there is cause for alarm, first due to the “sheer costs to the business community,”which will be extraordinary. Second, the proposal will do far more to alarm consumers and less to inform them, he says. Finally, the proposal will invite extraordinary new avenues for increased litigation under Proposition 65.”

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CalChamber Capitol Report: New Law Creating Liability for Employers Who Contract for Labor

(October 23, 2014) The California Chamber of Commerce today released a fact sheet​ on a sweeping new law that will impose liability on employers who contract for labor and services.

The recently signed bill, AB 1897 (Hernández; D-West Covina; Chapter 728, Statutes of 2014) , "creates new liability for employers who contract out for labor and services for the wage and hour violations or workers' compensation violations of their subcontractor,” Jennifer Barrera, CalChamber policy advocate explains, in the latest CalChamber Capitol Report video.

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CalChamber Capitol News Report Highlights Reasons​ to Support Props 1 and 2 on November Ballot

(October 13, 2014) The California Chamber of Commerce is joining Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr in supporting Propositions 1 and 2 on the November ballot. These measures are crucial to California’s continued economic vitality and are the subject of today’s CalChamber Capitol News Report video.

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg ​discusses the importance of Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond with significant funding for needed water storage project, with Loren Kaye, president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education.

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CalChamber Capitol Report:Webinar to Explain New Requirements Under Sick Leave Law​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

(October 9, 2014) Join the California Chamber of Commerce on November 5 for an insightful webinar that provides an overview of the state’s new paid sick leave law.​

“California is now the second state in the nation to mandate paid sick leave for employees,” explains Erika Frank, CalChamber vice president of legal affairs and general counsel in the latest CalChamber Capitol Report video. “This law applies to most employers with relatively few exceptions.”

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CalChamber Capitol Report: 'Job Killer' Bill Forces More Businesses Into Crowded Courts​​​​​​​​

(September 19, 2014) CalChamber-opposed “job killer” bill AB 2617 (Weber; D-San ​Diego) unfairly prohibits arbitration agreements and settlement agreements and will force more civil disputes into the already-overcrowded judicial system, is on the Governor’s desk.

This bill will increase litigation costs for all employers by forcing disputes that should be resolved through arbitration to go to court,” said CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera says in the latest CalChamber Capitol Report video.

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CalChamber Capitol Report: ‘Job Killer’ Imposing New Liabilities on Governor’s Desk

(September 10, 2014) The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all businesses to send a letter to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. asking that he veto AB 1897, a “job killer” bill​ that imposes new liabilities on innocent businesses.

“AB 1897 would expose virtually every employer in the state of California to liability and frivolous litigation for any wage and hour violations that a subcontractor may incur through negligence, through not understanding our complex labor laws in California, “CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg says in the latest CalChamber Capitol Report video.


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CalChamber Capitol Report: Hiring Tax Credit for a New Aerospace Project

(September 4, 2014) An economic incentive program to attract new aerospace jobs to California is now in place with the signing of "job creator" bills SB 718 (Roth; D-Riverside; Chapter 189) and AB 2389​ (Fox; D-Palmdale; Chapter 116).

Both bills provide a narrow tax incentive—capped in both amount and duration—tied to the creation of jobs that would otherwise be located in another state.

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CalChamber Capitol News Report: ‘Job Killer’ Bills Awaiting Vote​​​​

(August 27, 2014) A new edition of CalChamber Capitol News Report highlights problems with “job killer” bills awaiting action on the Senate Floor and the consequences for the economy if the bills are passed.

As noted in the video, the bills will make California less competitive and increase costs. Loren Kaye, President of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, talks about the study​ released recently by the CFCE showed that California companies, on average, have 19% higher operating costs per job than competitors elsewhere in the nation​.

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The CalChamber news network project, “CalChamber News,” aims to keep CalChamber members and others informed of public policy issues having an impact on the job climate and economy.

CalChamber News Video Features In-Depth Discussion of California Drought

​(February 13, 2014) Today, the California Chamber of Commerce released its newest edition of CalChamber News featuring an in-depth discussion of issues stemming from California’s historic drought.

​In addition to CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, the video includes perspective from two top water policy experts – Dave Puglia, Senior Vice President of Western Growers (WGA) and Ellen Hanak, Senior Fellow with Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).

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