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    Friday, October 19, 2018
    This report for the second year of the 2017–2018 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. You can view these via links at www.calchambervotes.com. Most bills in this report cover major business issues that are of concern to both small and large companies. The CalChamber recognizes that there are many bills supported or ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    It’s important for employers to keep in mind that California has its own set of rules when it comes to joint-employer liability. A recent top story discussed the proposed rule recently announced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which would change the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). As a reminder, the NLRA covers all ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    It is not too late to register to vote for the November 6 General Election before the October 22 deadline! Voter registration information is available at the website of the Secretary of State. Additional information is available online and at www.calchambervotes.com.  The last day to register to vote for the November 6 election is October 22. To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at ...read more
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    Friday, October 12, 2018
      The space industry has developed into a multi-billion dollar industry and has attracted considerable media attention in recent years, in part because of interest and investment from high profile billionaires like Paul Allen, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk, among others. These entrepreneurs have poured billions of dollars into their respective commercial space ventures and many other private ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy, Member News
    Friday, October 12, 2018
    The Internal Revenue Service is urging small business owners to learn about how the new tax law changes may affect them. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in December 2017, made tax law changes that will affect virtually every business and individual in 2018 and the years ahead. Among other things, the new law may change their tax rates and have an impact on the quarterly estimated tax payments ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    A recent update on the California Labor Commissioner’s website signals a change in interpretation about how employees must be paid when they work a split shift. The updated information states that the split shift premium owed is one hour at the state minimum wage, or the local minimum wage if there is one, whichever is greater. Historically, the split shift premium has been based only on the ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Legislative and Advocacy
    Monday, October 08, 2018
    An updated guidance on a tax credit for employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees has been issued by the IRS (Notice 2018-71). The tax credit applies regardless of whether an employer has fewer than 50 employees and therefore is not covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the California Family Rights Act. Employers should seek guidance from ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training
    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed health care bills that would have increased health care premiums if signed into law.Governor Brown recently vetoed:AB 2384 (Arambula; D-Kingsburg) which sought to mandate medication-assisted treatment for opioid abuse disorders and would have eliminated all quality control and cost containment mechanisms for the ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    Modernizing NAFTA into a 21st Century Trade Agreement The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize the 24-year-old NAFTA into a 21st century, high-standard agreement. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will support mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America. INTELLECTUAL ...read more
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    Monday, September 24, 2018
    Nicolas Junior High School and Fullerton School District, along with industry partners Advanced Technologies Consultants, Inc., and Festo Didactic, global employers and partners in technical and industrial education and training, are proud to announce the opening of a new high-tech STEM lab at Nicolas Junior High School. To mark the occasion, NJHS, FSD, ATC and Festo hosted a ribbon cutting ...read more
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