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State ranks 48th for lawsuit climate, CMTA exec says 'litigious environment makes it difficult' for manufacturing
SACRAMENTO – The state of California recently ranked 48th in the nation in an annual lawsuit climate poll, falling two spots from a year ago, reflective of tensions felt by business investors.
CMTA president says Supreme Court PAGA ruling a good start, but 'still so much work to be done' for reform
SACRAMENTO – The California Manufacturing and Technology Association commented on the state Supreme Court’s Sept. 12 decision that workers cannot seek the recovery of wages that they claim were unpaid in civil lawsuits, seeing it as a positive step for the state.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 51 is just one of many proposed labor law bills that has reached the assembly floor in California, but some experts are fearful that the particular bill would only add fuel to the fire of an already difficult legal climate by forcing costly litigation onto businesses whether they deserve it or not.
SACRAMENTO – On July 5, the Office Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed modified amendments to Proposition 65 that could increase the amount of warnings on food products, and business leaders are uneasy on how it would affect business in the state.
States loses footing in CNBC business poll, CMTA spokesman says its 'difficult to compete' in state as manufacturer
SACRAMENTO – CNBC’s annual state-to-state business poll lists California as 32nd in the nation, down from last year's ranking of 25. The poll ranks each state in a number of major categories, including workforce, economy and structure.