Category: Policy

On February 28, Governor Newsom signed an executive order to update the Cal/OSHA ETS to align with the CDPH Face Covering Guidance. This aligns with all requirements for the general public and employees in the state. This EO also extended the current Cal/OSHA ETS through the end of the year. The deadline for OSHSB to […]

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See Full Report The Ahlers Center for International Business at the University of San Diego (USD) released a report that provides an in-depth analysis of the characteristics, dynamics, and impacts of the CaliBaja regional economy. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce partnered with USD for this research to help inform policy and influence economic […]

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Last year, during the height of the COVID 19 pandemic, there was an interest in pursuing a predictive scheduling ordinance in the City of San Diego. This would have required employers to provide employee schedules up to 14 days in advance, penalize employers for adjusting employee schedules, and prohibit the use of “on call” lists–among […]

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More than 50 local, state, and federal representatives from the U.S. and Mexico joined private sector leaders from both countries for a binational summit to reiterate their commitment to working together to advance the construction of the Otay Mesa East Land Port of Entry.  The summit, led by the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar […]

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Governor Newsom signed legislation extending COVID-19 paid family sick leave and additional small business relief. SB 114 requires covered employers to provide up to 80 hours of paid family sick leave (reinstating the supplemental paid sick leave a la 2020). Small businesses with fewer than 25 employees are exempt, however the bill is retroactive to […]

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Earlier this month, Mayor Todd Gloria gave his state of the city and focused on four top issues in San Diego: infrastructure, public safety, homelessness, and housing. The Mayor announced bold plans to tackle these issues and we were pleased that plans for a housing package is a priority.   As we know, the region’s […]

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Sidney Aki was appointed as Customs and Border Protection Director, Field Operations (DFO) for the San Diego Field Office. Mr. Aki served as Port Director at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport from 2006 to 2008. His responsibilities included oversight of the operational activities at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Oakland-Pontiac Airport, Lansing International Airport, Grand Rapids International […]

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On Tuesday, the paid sick leave expansion deal dropped. Governor Newsom was joined by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins to announce the deal which will provide the benefit through September 30, 2022. Supporters have pointed to the benefit as a crucial way to keep sick employees home, and help close out threats of spreading COVID. […]

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  Governor Newsom unveiled his 2022/23 budget proposal. The Toplines:  $286.4 billion budget with an anticipated $47B surplus. This includes the $2.7B he announced for expanded COVID testing and vaccine.  He also included $3B over numerous years to address the gaping unemployment insurance fund debt which could bring some relief to employers who would otherwise […]

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The United States started requiring vaccinations for all border crossings on Jan 22. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise nationwide, the U.S. will require non-U.S. travelers entering the country by land or water to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning Saturday, Jan. 22. The new rule affects both the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico border crossings and […]

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