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    Friday, August 17, 2018
    Cal State Fullerton alumni are returning to campus Friday, August 24, 2018 as presenters at the Arts and Technology Forum at the Clayes Performing Arts Center.   The forum, organized by the College of the Arts, is bringing together professionals from the entertainment arts and technology fields to teach students about the growing range of in-demand career options available in entertainment ...read more
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    Friday, August 17, 2018
    As a result of recent amendments, a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill dealing with pay data disclosure has been removed from the job killer list.SB 1284 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) was amended on August 8 to help rectify the public shaming aspect of the bill and therefore remove the job killer tag. CalChamber remains opposed to SB 1284 because of the administrative burden it still ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Sunday, August 12, 2018
    During an interview with KPCC radio this week, Jennifer Barrera, senior vice president of policy for the California Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the urgent need for the Legislature to pause the application of a recent court ruling to allow time to decide the best test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor. The California State Legislature returned from summer break ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    In late April, the California Supreme Court issued a decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, No. S222732 (April 30, 2018), in which it set forth a new standard for distinguishing between an employee versus an independent contractor. (See May 4, 2018 Alert). To distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor, the Court concluded that individuals ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, August 06, 2018
    The California State Assembly and Senate return today from their month-long summer recess and will consider the remaining job killer bills over the next several weeks. The next significant deadline for the job killer bills is August 17, the date by which fiscal committees must send the bills along for consideration by the entire Senate or Assembly. In addition, seven tax-related job killer ...read more
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    Friday, August 03, 2018
    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has announced the second application period is open for businesses interested in applying for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). Applications must be submitted by August 20. The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses who want to come, stay, or grow in California. Tax credit ...read more
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    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    North Orange County Chamber joins a coalition of businesses led by CalChamber to oppose SB626, as amended May 25, 2018, as it requires a publicly held corporation with its principal executive offices in California to: (1) promote an individual to the Board of Directors simply on the basis of gender; (2) displace an existing member of the Board of Directors solely on the basis of gender; and (3) ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Monday, July 23, 2018
    You spend up to 40 hours a week (and maybe more) with your co-workers so workplace etiquette, an unofficial code of conduct, can affect both your work environment and professional life. Minding your workplace manners can be tricky though as workplace cultures differ as do the opinions of your managers and fellow co-workers. According to a recent Robert Half survey, senior managers said the most ...read more
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    Monday, July 23, 2018
    California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) latest data shows on a seasonally adjusted basis, total employment edged down 8,900 from May, while the number of unemployed notched up by 5,700.  The labor force eased by 3,200.   California’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.2%, the lowest level in the current data series that began in 1976, as the labor force continued to ...read more
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    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    The West County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be hosting a free CERT training class starting Friday, August 17, 2018.  at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. West County CERT is comprised of those who live and/or work in Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster. CERT educates people in disaster preparedness for events that may impact their area and provides ...read more
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