Changes to employment law require new posters at each place of business STATEWIDE - order your posters today to avoid fines
The Oxnard Chamber is making it easy for businesses to comply with California’s labor laws. No matter how many employees you have in California, your business is required by law to post a current California and Federal Employment Poster centrally in every place of business. Severe fines and penalties will be assessed if a business doesn’t display a current poster.
In partnership with the CalChamber, the Oxnard Chamber is currently taking pre-orders for the updated 2018 California and Federal Employment Poster. CalChamber is a trusted source for California and federal compliance products, with more than 125 years of experience helping California business do business.
The 2018 all-in-one poster includes mandatory updates to the Cal/OSHA notice for January 1, 2018, plus recommended updates to the USERRA notice and the CFRA notice. Reminder: The first scheduled minimum wage increase (to $10.50/hour) takes effect for employers with 25 or less employees; second increase (to $11.00/hour) takes effect for employers with 26 or more employees.
The all-in-one posting is available laminated or non-laminated and in your choice of English or Spanish. Posters must be displayed in a conspicuous place accessible to all employees. Employers must also display posters in each company location.
Orders placed by December 15 will be available for pick up at the Chamber around January 1. Orders placed after mid-December may take two weeks to process depending on current inventory. Please call the Oxnard Chamber at 805-983-6118 or download the order form via our website www.oxnardchamber.org .
Other labor law compliance resource materials are available as well. Need a supply of the required pamphlets and notices for new hires? We can provide those. A list of all products and pricing (discounts for members) is listed on the order form available on the Chamber's website.
The Oxnard Chamber Board of Directors has scheduled their annual planning session for Friday, November 3. This is the once-a-year opportunity for the Board to set aside a full day to look at what the organization has accomplished and where they would like to see it go.
Thank you to our members who completed the recent survey conducted by the Western Association of Chamber Executives to evaluate how we are doing in some core competency areas. That feedback is essential to decision-making for the coming year.
The Chamber Board is made up of volunteer representatives from member businesses. They are tasked with setting policy for the organization and taking positions on issues.
On October 12 the California Coastal Commission met in Chula Vista to address a myriad of agenda items. The Fisherman's Wharf project in Channel Islands Harbor was one of those items. The reason it was on the agenda stems from a dispute that has escalated between the city of Oxnard and county of Ventura over who has approval and permitting authority for the redevelopment project.
The dispute was taken to the Coastal Commission in an effort for resolve the matter. However, after miles of travel and hours of waiting the Commission basically said, go back and figure this out yourselves. So here we are back to square one.
The Chamber supports the redevelopment project at Fisherman's Wharf because it revitalizes a blighted corner that is the gateway to Channel Islands Harbor. It also provides high quality rental housing, which is in extreme demand. Those additional housing units will also help support other retail, restaurants and service industries in the Harbor area.
We encourage the two government agencies to seek a third party mediator to resolve the dispute and move the project forward.
What is the future of healthcare – how will it be delivered and how will we pay for it? Will we be facing Medicare for all? Can California implement a "single-payer" system and figure out how to pay for it? What will happen to government entities who are currently strapped with funding healthcare benefits for retirees? Will the Trump administration be able to repeal the Affordable Care Act?
These questions and more will be addressed at the Oxnard Business Outlook on November 9. Healthcare costs have an impact on every single Chamber member – business or individual. The more prepared we are for our options, the better we can advocate for reasonable outcomes.
Our keynote speaker for the Oxnard Business Outlook is Loren Kaye. Mr. Kaye is the president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education. The Foundation is affiliated with the California Chamber of Commerce and serves as a “think tank” for the California business community. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the California business climate and private enterprise through accurate, impartial and objective research and analysis of public policy issues of interest to the California business and public policy communities.
Mr. Kaye has devoted his career to developing, analyzing and implementing public policy issues in California, with a special emphasis on improving the state’s business and economic climate. Mr. Kaye was also a gubernatorial appointee to the state’s Little Hoover Commission, charged with evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies and programs.
In addition to Loren Kaye's address, he will moderate a panel of experts in healthcare:
We would like to sincerely thank our Title Sponsor, Umpqua Bank for their ongoing support of the Oxnard Business Outlook.
Additional sponsors committed to date are:
Lead Sponsors: St. John's Regional Medical Centers/Dignity Health, UCLA Health, Port of Hueneme, and Western States Petroleum Association
Supporting Sponsors: DCH Auto Group, SoCalGas, and Ventura County Credit Union
Sponsor and individual reservations can be made via the Chamber's website (www.OxnardChamber.org) or by calling the office at 805-983-6118.
The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce supports comprehensive immigration reform that will contribute to the safety of all Americans while supporting the U.S. economy.
The federal government must allocate adequate resources to employ both technology and enforcement to secure our borders. Border security policy needs to include cooperative efforts with neighboring countries. Such efforts must incorporate data on international criminal and terrorist information. Additionally, a comprehensive approach should include support for economic development and security in countries of origin for illegal immigrants.
Undocumented Immigrants currently in the U.S.
The estimated 11 to 12 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States are contributing to our economy. The federal government needs to establish an earned pathway to legal status program for these workers that include:
Deferred Action Programs
In the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, legislative action should be passed as soon as possible to shield individuals covered under the DACA program from deportation action and provide a pathway for legalization of their status in the United States.
Guest Worker Program
The federal government should continue and expand the current guest worker programs to assure employers are able to fill jobs due to a lack domestic workers. Guest worker programs are also critical in some high tech sectors where sufficient qualified U.S. citizens are not able to qualify for many jobs. Guest worker programs should have clear requirements and streamlined processes for employers to be certified to participate in the program. Additionally, these programs should provide sufficient protections for certified employers / employees to allow for the employees to return to their country of origin and return to meet the needs of the industry where they are working.
Approved by the Oxnard Chamber Board of Directors on September 28, 2017