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CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2014

The California Chamber of Commerce has released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2014 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California. Some of the new laws for 2014 make significant changes in key areas, such as the new minimum wage, new protections for immigrants and expanded leaves of absences. Other new laws make small changes to different parts of existing law or relate to specific industries, such as garment manufacturers or the car wash industry. Unless specified, the following list of new legislation goes into effect on January 1, 2014. More details are available free at

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California. Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state. Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law. CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs. Please visit our website at