Paid Parking Paradigm Shift

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One of the more common conversations I’ve had over the past few months is regarding what the heck is going to happen with paid parking in downtown Redding. Why charge for parking? Why now? What is the “cost of FREE parking”? The City of Redding has done its best to explain the paid parking plan […]

CalChamber to Host MCLE Course on PAGA Landscape

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On January 31, 2023, at 10 a.m., a virtual MCLE course hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Stop Small Business Shakedowns committee and Fisher Phillips LLP, will look at businesses’ Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) liability landscape in 2023 and beyond. This course will specifically focus on the impact PAGA has had on […]

Teen Founder of Beaux & Paws Shares His Journey to Business Success

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Sir Darius Brown, teenage founder of Beaux & Paws, started his business to help rescue dogs get noticed and adopted faster. — Beaux & Paws Challenges are inevitable when you’re running a business. To teenager Sir Darius Brown, Founder of Beaux & Paws, being an entrepreneur means overcoming those obstacles and pushing forward. “When it […]

Governor’s Budget Plans for Uncertain Economy

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Governor Gavin Newsom presented a balanced budget this week with no new general tax increases. He identified a $22.5 billion “shortfall” between previously expected revenues and programmed spending, and addressed this gap with a variety of spending deferrals, loans, funding shifts, and cuts. General Fund revenues will increase by a half billion dollars, so the […]

Compliance Tips for 2023

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In Episode 167 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber’s vice president of employment law, Bianca Saad, discuss the new California employment laws that took effect on January 1. New State Minimum Wage As of January 1, the state minimum wage is now $15.50 for all employers regardless of size. […]

New Pay Scale Disclosure Law: Recap of Frequently Asked Questions

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What do I need to know about the pay scale disclosure law that went into effect on January 1? The California Labor Commissioner’s office released frequently asked questions (FAQs) addressing some of employers’ lingering questions about the new pay scale disclosure requirements. These FAQs answer questions on job postings for remote positions, how to count […]

Finance Director Speaks at CalChamber Lunch

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CalChamber The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.

State Air Resources Board Updates Plan for California to Reach Carbon Neutrality

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After conducting a series of workshops over the last year and a half, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved an updated version of its scoping plan in December 2022. The plan itself is essentially a roadmap on how the fourth largest economy in the world will achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and reduce greenhouse […]

Lt. Governor Redesignated as Governor’s Top Trade Representative

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Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis On December 30, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom redesignated Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis as his top representative to advance California’s economic interests abroad. Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis, a former U.S. Ambassador, has served as the Governor’s International Affairs and Trade Representative since 2019. “The CalChamber is delighted that the Governor is renaming Lieutenant […]

In Memoriam: Julianne Broyles, Former CalChamber Policy Advocate

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Julianne Broyles Julianne Broyles, for many years a policy advocate at the California Chamber of Commerce, passed away on January 1. She was 63. She joined the CalChamber policy team in 1991 as a legislative assistant, focusing on environmental, OSHA and family leave issues. She began lobbying on employee relations, insurance and small business issues […]