The Workplace: a Podcast by CalChamber

Expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees: employment laws, legislative proposals, national/state politics. New episodes each Wednesday. Please visit our website at

Episode 3: California Leads Presidential Election Landscape in 2020

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California voters have achieved a new milestone: the distinction of being an early presidential primary state due to the Legislature moving the date up three months from June to March 2020. Martin R. Wilson, CalChamber executive vice president, public affairs, is joined by Andrew Acosta, Acosta Consulting, and Steve Maviglio, principal of Forza Communications. The trio discusses how the early presidential primary will have a major impact on the California election cycle, accelerating all the traditional deadlines, such as candidate filings and contribution disclosures, as well as the imperative of building out the necessary infrastructure to wage a successful and expensive race for office.

Episode 2: Dynamex—The Elimination of Independent Contractors?

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Welcome to The Workplace! The California Supreme Court’s April 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles completely changed the way in which an individual is classified as an independent contractor versus an employee in this state. CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg and Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera review what the decision means for California employers and independent contractors. As they point out, without a legislative fix, the Dynamex decision could jeopardize work opportunities and income potential for millions of independent contractors.

Episode 1: Employers Lead the Charge: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the California Workplace

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Welcome to The Workplace! Join Erika Frank, CalChamber executive vice president, legal affairs and general counsel, and CalChamber policy advocate Laura Curtis as they discuss sexual harassment in the workplace, the #MeToo movement and how to lead the charge in preventing harassment from happening in your office.