Terms of Use


The California Chamber of Commer​ce ("CalChamber") owns, operates and maintains the following Web sites: CalChamber.com and HRCalifornia.com, hereinafter referred to as "Web sites." The Web sites, all of the pages and screens on the Web sites, including the content contained therein and any accompanying documents, are owned and controlled or licensed by CalChamber, except as otherwise expressly stated, and are protected by U.S. copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties.

License Ag​reement​

CalChamber grants you a nonexclusive, non-assignable, nontransferable license to access and use the Web sites and content contained therein for internal business purposes only.

Subscribers and members are further granted the right to access username and password-protected Web pages and content. The transfer or assignment of the subscriber and/or member's username/password, in any form, to any third-party, including without limitation employees or subcontractors who do not have CalChamber's express permission is strictly prohibited.

CalChamber reserves the right to revoke the license conferred herein at any time without warning and without cause.

Limited Warranty and Disclaimer ​

The Web sites are offered on an "AS IS" basis. CalChamber makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the Web sites or the content contained therein, including their quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. CalChamber does not warrant that the Web sites are error or virus free and makes no representation or warranty as to the speed or performance of the Web sites.

The information contained on the Web sites is being provided by CalChamber as a service to the business community. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, CalChamber and its employees, contributors and reviewers cannot be responsible for any errors or omissions, nor for any governmental agency's interpretations, applications and changes of regulations described herein.

The Web sites are designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in a highly summarized manner concerning the subject matter covered. They are provided with the understanding that CalChamber and others associated with it are not engaged in rendering legal, technical or other professional advice or service. If legal and other expert assistance is required, the services of competent professionals should be sought.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will CalChamber be liable to you, or any member or subscriber, whether in contract or in tort or under any other legal theory (including, without limitation, strict liability and negligence) for lost profits or revenues, loss or interruption of use, or any other economic loss, or for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or similar damages, arising out of or in connection with the performance or non-performance of the Web sites and this Agreement, or for any claim made against any user, including without limitation, a member or subscriber, by any other party.

In no event will CalChamber's total liability under any claim made by a member or a subscriber exceed the cost of a one-year membership or subscription paid by the member or subscriber at the time the alleged conduct occurred. For all other users, in no event will CalChamber's total liability under any claim exceed the cost of a one-year subscription to the Web sites published at the time the alleged conduct occurred.


Unless expressly stated otherwise, all of the content and graphics contained on the Web sites are protected by U.S. copyright and international treaties and may not be copied, reproduced, republished or distributed without the express permission of CalChamber. Copying, displaying, distributing, transferring, linking to, reproducing, licensing, altering, creating derivative works of or republishing all or any portion of the Web sites for any commercial or public purpose without CalChamber's permission is strictly prohibited. CalChamber does not allow reproduction of the content and graphics contained on the Web sites, unless the content is expressly labeled with a grant of permission to reproduce and the content is presented in its original state with reference to CalChamber.

For a grant of permission, please e-mail grantofpermissions@calchamber.com.


Trademarks of the California Chamber of Commerce, including but not limited to CalChamber, HRCalifornia and Where Advocacy Meets Compliance, may not be used without prior, written permission.  Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.  Other identified trademarks are the trademarks of the associated companies.

Policy Guidelines for Editorial Content

CalChamber is committed to a policy of editorial neutrality. Although the content on the Web sites contain information about state and federal laws and regulations, the content is not intended to serve as legal advice.

Content from External Sources and Links to External Sites

The Web sites may contain content from and links to external Web sites controlled or offered by third parties unaffiliated with CalChamber. Content from external sources will be identified when the information is not generated by CalChamber. Links to external sites do not constitute as an endorsement of the linked content, and CalChamber does not guarantee the accuracy of the linked content.

CalChamber hereby disclaims liability for the content, products, privacy policies or security of a third party's Web site. Any advice, opinions or recommendations provided by a linked Web site are those of the third party and not of CalChamber. Participation in any linked Web site, including payment for and the delivery of goods or services, is based solely on the agreement, if any, between you and the third party.

Corrections and Clarifications

CalChamber is committed to correcting any factual errors or errors in interpretation. Editorial staff will address any errors brought to their attention and make appropriate corrections in a timely manner.

Corporate or Educational Distribution

To reproduce CalChamber editorial content for corporate distribution or educational use, please contact grantofpermissions@calchamber.com and specify the title of the article and the number of copies you would like to distribute.

Governing Law

This License Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.


If any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement is, for any reason, held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provision of this Agreement.