SACRAMENTO - A bill barring employers from inserting binding arbitration clauses into contracts as a condition of employment has passed the California State Assembly.
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California Assembly takes on lawyer ads, unanimously passes bill that would punish misleading claims
SACRAMENTO - California's lawmakers have passed a bill aimed at combating what supporters claim is misleading advertising by plaintiffs attorneys.
SACRAMENTO – A bill designed to stop California businesses being penalized for holding unclaimed assets has been put on hold as its sponsor believes it needs more work.
SACRAMENTO – Lawmakers are seeking to reform the state’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), adopted by the California Legislature in 2004, because they contend that even with the best original intentions, the law hasn’t worked out as planned.
SACRAMENTO – Staffers for California Assemblyman Kevin Kiley said his Assembly Bill (AB) 1056, designed to protect funds for the treatment of asbestos exposure, has been withdrawn but a new bill could be crafted later this year.
An amendment to California Government Code may stand to extend the statute of limitations that allows an employee to make a California Fair Employment and Housing Act claim from one year to three years.
Members of the California Assembly's Committee of Labor and Employment are attempting to pass a bill that will require state employers to provide existing employees with more work hours before hiring new workers.
&&& California legislation that would ban gender bias in product pricing has been sidelined for this year, but opponents vow to keep fighting what they see as a job-killing bill that would unleash a flurry of “drive-by litigation.”
John Doherty, president of the Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC), is appealing to lawmakers in hopes of thwarting a bill many feel will hamper local businesses by allowing city attorneys the power to subpoena before formally filing suit.
A California State Assembly member is confident his bill to cut back on Proposition 65 cases will pass now that he has amended the bill.
State Bar fee legislation amended, Bar prepares high court submission 'in the event that is necessary'
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.