IRS Extends Federal Tax Filing Deadline, California Follows Suit

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On March 17, 2021 the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. Individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on […]

Mayor’s Memo: March Edition

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The accomplishments and happy news of 2020 was largely overshadowed by the pandemic, so this year I’d like to take time to highlight some of the work that is being done at the City of Redding. I’ll be sharing how the Council votes on various topics and what you can see in the future or […]

5 Takeaways from MetLife, US Chamber Q1 Small Business Index

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Thaddeus Swanek The Q1 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (SBI), released this week, found that the availability of coronavirus vaccines is lifting spirits among America’s small business owners. And while many see a long haul ahead before things return to normal, there are signs small businesses see a better future […]

The Path Forward: Preparing for the Next Pandemic

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Thaddeus Swanek This week’s Path Forward event highlighted the need for the private sector and governments to work together to prevent future pandemics.  The Path Forward is a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation event series designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to execute a responsible reopening strategy and plan […]

Top 5 Takeaways from the U.S. Chamber Q1 Commercial Construction Index

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Thaddeus Swanek The Q1 2021 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI), released today, found that commercial construction contractors are growing more optimistic, mostly driven by a rise in revenue expectations. However, a deeper look reveals persistent concerns about skilled labor, trade wars, and lumber shortages. Here are five of the most interesting findings […]

Introducing the “Mayor’s Memo”

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As I wrote previously in this weekly column, our city has a mayor who is making history. Redding Mayor, Erin Resner, is the first to conduct city council meetings while nursing her infant son, Renzo. I attended this week’s meeting and heard for myself as the little one cried out, prompting our mayor to briefly […]

Should Employers Offer Unlimited PTO?

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In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss unlimited paid vacation policies and the types of workplace liabilities these policies may create. A trend that has been picking up speed in the last couple of years among companies is to […]