Democratic legislators in California are seeking to enact a new rule to allow consumers of financial products to litigate all contractual disputes, even in cases involving valid contracts that hold arbitration provisions both parties have previously given their consent.
California’s Gender Pay Gap Transparency Act has been returned to an approbations committee after the California Senate amended the bill to require employers with more than 500 employees to submit pay gap statistics to the secretary of state and publish them on a public website.
A senate proposal pushed by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been declared inactive by the bill sponsor after a major outpouring of opposition to the legislation ultimately threatened the bill’s passage.
SANTA CLARA - Efforts to recall a now infamous Santa Clara judge continue while opposition has sprung up against a bill that prevents courts from handing down short sentences like the one Judge Aaron Persky handed down in the Stanford rape case.
SACRAMENTO – A company involved with a copyright dispute case involving Yosemite National Park welcomes a potential new law designed to prevent the dispute, but is still more focused on the process of its case.
SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly voted on new amendments on Aug. 19 related to a heavily disputed State Bar of California fee bill, which authorizes the agency to collect annual licensing fees from attorneys.
SAN FRANCISCO – Whether it’s Jane Kim or Scott Wiener who wins California’s 11th District State Senate race, it likely will take four or five years for either to learn the job and become effective, says a political scientist.
SACRAMENTO – Mariko Yamada hopes her 42 years of experience in public service and her personal and professional background will launch her to victory in the contested race for the 3rd District California State Senate seat.
SACRAMENTO - The California State Assembly’s reputation for passing a lot of laws that often do not match their advertised efficiency once implemented is part of a debate behind Senate Bill 899 – a proposal that purports to end gender bias with equal pricing in the retail sector.
SAN FRANCISCO – California has always been at the forefront of data security, but three recent updates to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act have left some legal experts wondering if the state has gone too far.
SACRAMENTO – An amended bill designed to increase the public’s access to records about police discipline cases in California cleared a key hurdle last week as the state Senate’s Public Safety Committee gave the bill a 5-1 vote of confidence.