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    Monday, March 19, 2018
    California’s corporate tax base may increase by up to 12% as a result of federal tax reform legislation, according to a study recently released by the State Tax Research Institute (STRI). This means that revenues from California’s corporate income tax could increase by as much as $1.3 billion—without any action by state lawmakers to increase corporate tax rates or income definitions. Larger ...read more
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    Monday, March 19, 2018
    The Office of Administrative Law recently approved a new workplace safety and health regulation specific to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry, which will become effective July 1, 2018. Cal/OSHA will enforce the new standard — the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from musculoskeletal injuries. Musculoskeletal injuries are ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, March 08, 2018
    Overtime pay in California is based on the employee’s “regular rate of pay,” which is not always an employee’s normal hourly wage and must include almost all forms of pay that the employee receives. But how do you calculate the regular rate of pay when an employee receives both an hourly wage and a flat sum bonus – such as an extra $15 for working a weekend shift? This week, the California ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Member News, Chamber News
    Friday, March 02, 2018
    North Orange County Chamber (NOCC) in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate’s forum for those seeking to represent the 39th District in Congress on Thursday, March 29, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Fullerton Community Center. Rick Reiff, Editor at Large for the Orange County Business Journal will moderate the forum. “This forum provides the business community an ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Chamber News