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Why Become a CalChamber Preferred Member?

Preferred Membership

By joining CalChamber at the Preferred membership level, you gain access to member-exclusive content as well as many HR resources and tools.

CalChamber delivers emerging workplace news that may affect your business and employees.

As a not-for-profit since 1890, CalChamber works to transform California's business landscape. Today, more than 40,000 businesses in the state rely on CalChamber for advocacy and labor law compliance.

Join CalChamber and be a part of the story as we continue working with businesses to enhance the California economy and make the state a better place to live, work and do business.

Special Membership Offer for April 2021

CalChamber Membership Offer for April 2021 - Free 1-Year Subscriptions to our Employee Handbook Creator


Is your team prepared for questions regarding changes to employer-related laws? Our newly updated Employee Handbook Creator online tool guides you through creating and maintaining a well-crafted employee handbook that complies with state and federal laws. Think of it as a user manual for the workplace and it's yours for free for 1-year when you join as a new CalChamber Preferred member in April.

New Legal Updates You Need to Know NOW

The expanded California Family Rights Act (CFRA) means big policy changes for employers. On September 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1383, effective on January 1, 2021, which significantly expanded the family and medical leave known as the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Businesses with 5 or more employees will need to either create or update their family and medical leave policy to comply with the latest changes under CFRA.

We can help! Simply call us at (800) 649-4921 to join the CalChamber as a new Preferred member by April 30, 2021, and you'll receive a free 1-year subscription to the 2021 Employee Handbook Creator online toolDon't forget to mention priority code QAPR21!

Get the scoop on new and noteworthy highlights to guide you through what's new in 2021.

  • NEW — California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Leave: One of the most drastic legal updates we saw for 2021 was SB 1383, which expanded the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave to cover all employers with five or more employees, a significant change from its previous coverage of employers with 50 or more employees. The new CFRA policy also addresses the expanded qualifying reasons for which an employee may take CFRA leave.

  • NEW — Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave: Given the SB 1383 CFRA expansions, the FMLA policy was separated from what was previously called the “Family and Medical Leave” policy and made into a standalone policy.

  • NEW — Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Our new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy section allow you to demonstrate your commitment to fostering a diverse workforce and maintaining an equitable and inclusive work environment. 

  • REVISED — Telecommuting Policy: COVID-19 took the workplace offsite and into remote locations. Because telecommuting significantly increased this year, we updated the Telecommuting Policy (previously referred to as the “Remote Workers” policy) to account for the evolving workplace environment.

  • A bonus for Employee Handbook Creator subscribers this year is access to a variety of telecommuting forms to help you effectively administer your telecommuting policy. In the ‘About this Policy’ tab for the Telecommuting policy are links to access sample Telecommuting Agreement, Telecommuting Request, Telecommuting Request Checklist, and Telecommuting Safety Checklist forms.

When you join as a new CalChamber member in April, you'll receive a free 1-year subscription to the 2021 online Employee Handbook Creator. It's super easy – all you have to do is give us a call at (800) 649-4921 and mention priority code QAPR21.

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Details on How the Offer Works

Offer is good for new Preferred memberships purchased in April 2021 (excludes renewals). New membership must be purchased by calling (800) 649-4921 and using priority code QAPR21 by 4/30/2021 to receive this offer.

As a CalChamber Preferred member, you will have access to all these benefits:

Access Our Experts Directly Through Our Labor Law Helpline
Unlimited access
to the Helpline's highly qualified and experienced HR advisers
Questions routed
to the most appropriate adviser for your situation
Phone conversation
with an adviser to discuss your question
Access Our Expertise Instantly Through HRCalifornia
In-depth HR Library
with clear explanations for complying with California's complex employment laws and how they interact with federal law
More than 300 downloadable
HR forms and checklists, many in Spanish
Fast compliance wizards
for simplifying certain HR tasks, such as employee classification and leaves of absence
Step-by-step How To's
to help work through some of the most common HR processes
More than 500 Q&As
for quick answers to frequently asked compliance questions
New Hire Guide
to quickly access legally required forms and pamphlets for new hires
Local Ordinances
section to determine if certain requirements apply to you
Business partner discounts
from FedEx, UPS and others
Year-round 20% discount
on CalChamber compliance products and training

Labor Law Helpline is not a legal service, and the HR advisers do not provide legal representation or legal advice.