The Business Perspective

Happy Thanksgiving

Maria S. Salinas on November 27, 2019 at 9:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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In this week of Thanksgiving, we send you warm wishes for a restful holiday.

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Supporting Innovative Solutions for Businesses and Employees to Thrive

Maria S. Salinas on November 20, 2019 at 2:00:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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On Oct. 30, the Los Angeles City Council moved forward with their proposed Fair Work Week policy and requested a draft ordinance from the City Attorney. This proposal, commonly referred to as Predictive Scheduling, would create predictability pay that employers must pay when they make changes to the schedule that are made less than 14 days in advance of the start of the work period. It also mandates employers to keep written records of all changes to an employee’s schedule for four years.
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An Update from the CEO

Maria S. Salinas on October 24, 2019 at 4:00:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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California's Legislative Session Comes to a Close

Maria S. Salinas on October 18, 2019 at 1:30:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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It's been a busy legislative season in Sacramento. Through our policy work, we ensure that the voice of business is heard in the state capital and represented in the legislative process. We work with our state legislators to understand their proposals and speak to the impact on our economy and job creation.
 
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Celebrating Civic Leadership

Maria S. Salinas on October 10, 2019 at 11:00:00 am in The Business Perspective 
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One of the gems at the Chamber is its focus on leadership development through the work of the Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN). Participants take a deep dive into the systems and trends shaping our region; explore solutions to some of our region's most pressing issues; hone their leadership skills; and build relationships with leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sectors. Participants are inspired to address complex issues facing the city and region, prepared to take on leadership roles within their organizations and communities and connected with a network of dynamic leaders to advance lasting, prosperous change.

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Chamber visits L.A. City Hall

Maria S. Salinas on October 3, 2019 at 2:00:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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A delegation from the L.A. Area Chamber, representing a broad spectrum of industries, joined us for our annual ACCESS L.A. City Hall advocacy day. The Chamber presented the Los Angeles City Council with the 10th Annual City Council Districts Economic Report prepared by Beacon Economics, which highlights economic trends across the City of Los Angeles. 

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Small Business and Our Local Economy: The Time is Now

Maria S. Salinas on September 25, 2019 at 3:00:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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The next 10 years will bring unprecedented economic opportunity to this vibrant Los Angeles region. With major projects underway, a construction boom, robust private sector sourcing opportunities and the 2028 Olympic Games on the horizon, the procurement and growth potential for the approximately 1.1 million firms, comprised primarily of local, diverse, small enterprises, in the County of Los Angeles is tremendous. 

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A Legislative Update

Maria S. Salinas on September 19, 2019 at 12:00:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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Last Friday marked the close of the legislative session for the year. Gov. Gavin Newsom now has until Oct. 13 to sign or veto the hundreds of bills that reached his desk. Over the last few months, the Chamber has engaged on almost 50 bills across a range of issues that would impact the business community. 

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Supporting the USMCA

Maria S. Salinas on September 11, 2019 at 3:00:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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Global trade is key to the Los Angeles region. Since the renegotiation of NAFTA began, the L.A. Area Chamber has supported good faith talks and has advocated for the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the resulting new trade agreement. 

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A New Corporate Purpose

Maria S. Salinas on August 29, 2019 at 3:30:00 pm in The Business Perspective 
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More than 30 members of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce signed on to a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation issued by the Business Roundtable, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization comprised of Chief Executive Officers from major U.S. companies. The statement recognizes that investments in customers, employees, supplies and communities should be on par with shareholder value.
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