Michael Shaw

California climate change symposium to take place amidst major questions

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Jan. 20, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Natural Resources Agency, CalEPA, and Governor’s Office of Planning and Research will convene the California Climate Change Symposium 2017 January 25-26th in Sacramento. Participants in the Symposium will discuss impacts of climate change on the state and steps that can be taken to combat or mitigate them while state programs to reduce emissions are underway. Questio ... » More
Jarrell Cook

Bill limits arbitration agreements

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, Jan. 20, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

SB 33 (Bill Dodd, D-Napa) recently introduced, is generating buzz now that it has moved into consideration by both the Senate Judiciary and Appropriation Committees. The bill bans contract clauses that require arbitration in disputes that arise “as a result of fraud, identity theft, or any other act related to wrongful use of personal identifying information.” The bill ... » More
Nicole Rice

DIR having success with anti-fraud efforts

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Jan. 20, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has released a report detailing their success in combating fraud in the workers’ compensation system. With the aid of two legislative measures that became effective the first of this year, DIR announced in a press release last week that it has stayed over $1 billion worth of “illegitimate liens” and is in the process of issui ... » More
Gino DiCaro

RELEASE: Gov. appoints CMTA manufacturing advocate to Workforce Development Board

By Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications

Capitol Update, Jan. 17, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last week Gov. Jerry Brown appointed California Manufacturers & Technology Association's (CMTA) director of labor and workforce policy Nicole Rice to the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB). The CWDB assists the Governor in setting and guiding policy in the area of workforce development and performing the duties and responsibilities required by the federal Workfor ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» Bill limits arbitration agreements Jan. 20, 2017
» DIR having success with anti-fraud efforts Jan. 20, 2017
» RELEASE: Gov. appoints CMTA manufacturing advocate to Workforce Development Board Jan. 17, 2017
» Governor Brown proposes cap and trade extension Jan. 13, 2017
» CTE in the budget Jan. 13, 2017
» Smart devices and issues of privacy Jan. 13, 2017
» CMTA on the Manufacturing Advocate podcast Jan. 12, 2017

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