(Victorville)–The California Chamber of Commerce just released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2012 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California. New laws include use of credit checks, misclassifications of contractors, wage penalties, e-verify and more. Click here or check out our Jan/Feb Insight newsletter mailing Jan. 21. Inside the Insight you’ll find a list and explanation of new laws and suggestions on how to navigate the legislative maze. In addition to the new employment laws, an order by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is also impacting businesses in California. By January 31, 2012, most private-sector employers must begin displaying an 11″x17″ poster that provides information to their employees about unionizing and their right to strike. Failure to comply can result in expensive fines, loss of government contracts and, in some cases, even jail time.