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This Week's Alert - June 6, 2014

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Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 14:30:24 +0000

This Week's Alert - June 6, 2014

* Legislators Keep Job Killers Alive for Further Debate

* State High Court Issues Employer-Friendly Ruling on Class Action Lawsuits

* Business Groups Score Victories in Primary

* Guest Commentary: Improving Fuel Economy Raises Road/Highway Funding Challenges

* Labor Law Corner: Saliva Drug Tests Convenient, But Raise Other Issues for Employers

* 'Job Killer' Vote Record (pdf)

* Special Report: Economic Advisory Council (pdf)

Entire Newsletter: More Articles (PDF) - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=23&ms=NDYxMjg3NzUS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDYwNzQ4NzAzS0&mt=1&rt=0


Legislators Keep Job Killers Alive for Further Debate

Over the strong objections of the California Chamber of Commerce, legislative majorities in both houses of the Legislature have passed seven "job killer" bills along for consideration in the second house.
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State High Court Issues Employer-Friendly Ruling on Class Action Lawsuits

In a much-anticipated decision, the California Supreme Court has ruled that a class-action trial must allow the employer the opportunity to present affirmative defenses even when the defenses touch upon individual issues.

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Business Groups Score Victories in Primary

"Some gotta win, some gotta lose," as the song and elections go, and the 2014 June primary election had its share of winners and losers.

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Guest Commentary: Improving Fuel Economy Raises Road/Highway Funding Challenges

The primary tax source to maintain and improve our state’s transportation infrastructure has been eroding for many years. The excise tax paid on each gallon of gasoline does not keep up with inflation, and steadily improving vehicle mileage means fewer taxable gallons of gasoline are purchased for the thousands of miles each car and truck travel on the road.

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Labor Law Corner: Saliva Drug Tests Convenient, But Raise Other Issues for Employers

We’ve been hearing more about companies administering saliva drug tests. Are such tests becoming more widely used and are there any legal issues if we have our employees take a saliva drug test at our worksite? We do post-accident and reasonable-suspicion drug testing. What if we confirm the results through a professional laboratory if the saliva test is positive?

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'Job Killer' Vote Record (pdf) - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=7&ms=NDYxMjg3NzUS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDYwNzQ4NzAzS0&mt=1&rt=0


Special Report: Economic Advisory Council (pdf) - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=5&ms=NDYxMjg3NzUS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDYwNzQ4NzAzS0&mt=1&rt=0


CalChamber Presents: July 1 Compliance Alert

If you aren't displaying a required employment notices poster that includes the $9.00 state minimum wage for July 1, 2014, act now. Mandatory changes to required Workers’ Compensation and Paid Family Leave pamphlets also take effect on that date.

By law, employers must post and hand out the most current employment notices, even if you only have one employee in California. Not informing employees of their rights in the workplace can result in costly lawsuits and fines.

Why wait for “or else”? Order your July 1 compliance products today. CalChamber offers 20% off—while Preferred and Executive members save an extra 20% after their member discount—through June 30.



Additional Links:

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CalChamber Major Victories - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=6&ms=NDYxMjg3NzUS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDYwNzQ4NzAzS0&mt=1&rt=0

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HRCalifornia http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=1&ms=NDYxMjg3NzUS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDYwNzQ4NzAzS0&mt=1&rt=0

CalChamber Votes http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=14&ms=NDYxMjg3NzUS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDYwNzQ4NzAzS0&mt=1&rt=0

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