Legislative Advocacy
  ​The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce  is a strong advocate  for local businesses and our community.  We are happy to support our members at City, County, State, or Federal levels.  Representing over 500 members, and hundreds of industries, the Legislative committee reviews legislation at many levels, then makes recommendations to Board of Directors which take positions and alert elected officials to maintain a business friendly local economy.    All members are welcome to join our monthly Legislative meetings.
The Board of Directors has taken a position on many of the upcoming Ballot Measures
Overview of November 6 2018 Ballot Measures v3.pdf
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April 30, 2018. California's Independent Contractors - new judicial ruling changed how to determine who is an IC.  ​  The California Supreme Court issued a decision that could make it substantially more difficult for businesses in California to show that their workers are independent contractors rather than employees.  The court adopted a new version of the so-called “ABC” test for purposes of claims brought under California’s Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Orders. Under that test, a worker is an independent contractor rather than an employee only if he or she meets the following three factors:
1.  The worker is free from the control and direction of the hirer in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact; and
2.  The worker performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business; and
3.  The worker is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed.
The Chambers Legislative committee is working with our elected officials to revise the current legislation.
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