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This Week's Alert - May 9, 2014

From: domainremoved <CalChamber>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 14:17:03 +0000

             
This Week's Alert - May 9, 2014

* Split Roll Parcel Tax Passes from Senate to Assembly

* Senate to Consider Expansion of Product Defect Litigation

* North American Trade Pact: 20 Years Later

* Commentary: Exports Key to Economic Growth, Job; Perennial Leader California Accounts for More than 10% of U.S. Exports

* Special Report: June Ballot Measures (pdf)

* Cal/OSHA Corner: Heat Illness Prevention Information Readily Available on Web, in Classes

Entire Newsletter: More Articles (PDF) - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=21&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

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Split Roll Parcel Tax Passes from Senate to Assembly

The Senate this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that creates a split roll parcel tax at the local level.
 
Read the full story - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=38&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

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Senate to Consider Expansion of Product Defect Litigation

"Job killer" legislation allowing an unwarranted expansion of product defect litigation awaits consideration by the Senate after passing a policy committee this week on a party-line vote.

Read the full story - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=40&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

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North American Trade Pact: 20 Years Later
 
The California Chamber of Commerce together with the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento hosted an International Luncheon Forum on May 6 to review the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the 20th anniversary of its going into effect. From left are Duncan Wood, Ph.D., director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.; Allan Zaremberg, CalChamber president and CEO; Jaana Remes, Ph.D., partner at the McKinsey Global Institute; and J. Edward Taylor, Ph.D., professor of agricultural and resource economics, University of California, Davis.

See story at http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=37&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

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Commentary: Exports Key to Economic Growth, Job; Perennial Leader California Accounts for More than 10% of U.S. Exports

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has kicked off World Trade Month 2014 by reiterating the government’s commitment to making international trade an integral part of the DNA of U.S. businesses.

Read the full story - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=5&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

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Special Report: June Ballot Measures (pdf) - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=16&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

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Cal/OSHA Corner: Heat Illness Prevention Information Readily Available on Web, in Classes

With hot weather around the corner, where can I find information on heat illness?

Read the full story - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=15&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

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CalChamber Presents: Hiring No-No's and Know-How Webinar
Thursday, May 15, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT

Recruiting and hiring employees certainly isn't easy. When handled incorrectly, you can find yourself with a discrimination claim or jeopardize the at-will employment relationship.

At CalChamber's upcoming Hiring No-No's and Know-How webinar, you’ll learn practical pointers for avoiding common and potentially costly hiring mistakes. Our employment law experts are ready to identify proper HR procedures, from the importance of accurate job descriptions to confidentiality issues and more.

 http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=18&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

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Additional Links:

CalChamber Return on Investment - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=11&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

CalChamber Major Victories - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=4&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

CalChamber News Network - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=27&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

CalChamber - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=28&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

CalChamber Advocacy - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=26&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

CalChamber Store http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=33&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

HRCalifornia http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=1&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

CalChamber Votes http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=12&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

Alert Archives http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=36&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

Calendar of Events - http://links.email.calchamber.com/ctt?kn=24&ms=NDU4MzUyNjIS1&r=NDc4MzYyMjQ3MzES1&b=2&j=NDQxMTM2MzA5S0&mt=1&rt=0

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