News: September 2021

Capitol Update – 09/27/2021

California unemployment claims rocket higher, worst in five months  The total number of claims is the highest the first-time jobless filings have reached since the week ending on April 24 — nearly five months ago — when jobless claims totaled 78,600 for that week, this … read more

Capitol Update – 09/17/2021

August jobless rates down in 15 states; payroll jobs up in 11 states, down in 3 In August, unemployment rates were lower in 15 states and the District of Columbia and stable in 35 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 11 states, decreased in 3 … read more

FYI: What California Employers Need to Know About Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Vaccine Syringe

By Anthony Zaller on September 10, 2021 Yesterday, September 9, Biden announced a move to mandate private employers with more than 100 workers to require vaccinations or test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. California legislators have considered a mandatory vaccination law for employers, but did not pass … read more

End of Session Legislative Recap – 9/13/2021
California Capitol Building in Sacramento

The legislative session adjourned Saturday around 9pm for both houses.  In nearly 2 decades of working around the Capitol I can’t remember a session ending as calmly and quickly as this one…usually we are burning the midnight oil and pushing right up to the finish … read more

Capitol Update – 09/10/2021

Supply chain issues, weather changes affect costs Seasonal increases in the cost of building materials are likely to be higher as supply chain issues from the pandemic continue, a problem exacerbated by the growing number of people living in high-risk areas. Changes in the nature … read more