Trade Report: State Exports Slow as Tariffs Being to Bite | CalChamber
California’s merchandise export trade slowed significantly in September, according to a
analysis of recently released U.S. trade statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Foreign shipments by California businesses totaled $14.46 billion for the month, a nominal 1.2% gain over the $14.19 billion recorded in the same month one year earlier.
Although exports of manufactured goods were up 1.7% to $8.94 billion from $8.79 billion in September 2017, exports of non-manufactured goods (chiefly agricultural products and raw materials) dropped by 1.7% to $1.79 billion from $1.82 billion. The value of re-exported goods meanwhile rose by 4.2% to $3.73 billion from $3.58 billion.
Wildfire Reminders: Employers Have Obligations and Must Take Precautions to Protect Employees | CalChamber
With a new series of wildfires flaring up this month, the California Chamber of Commerce presents below responses to questions often received from the employer community about how to help employees and a recent Cal/OSHA advisory on worker safety.
Employers must remember some key obligations.
Even in an emergency, employers must be mindful of obligations under state employment laws and consider pay issues for exempt and nonexempt employees related to office closures. Employers must pay exempt employees a full weekly salary for any week in which any work is performed. If the business is closed for the entire week, however, employers don’t need to pay exempt employees.