SANTA CLARA – With the controversial California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set to be enacted in 2020, businesses and legislators alike are making last-ditch efforts to push forth amendments before time runs out.
STANFORD – While business interests have denounced the recent passage of Assembly Bill 5, a measure that would seek to bring changes to the ability of businesses to designate workers as independent contractors, William Gould, a Stanford law professor and expert on the gig economy, believes that this change will bring more good than harm to the state of California and workers there.
SACRAMENTO – The California Chamber of Commerce has expressed support for recent action by state lawmakers to sideline a bill that would have expanded the state’s False Claims Act (FCA) to include tax cases.
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 – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) believes that a piece of state legislation requiring companies to divulge to people what data they collect would create an opportunity for frivolous litigation.
SACRAMENTO – Businesses are making last-ditch efforts to get lawmakers to amend the groundbreaking California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) due to concerns of what impact the bill may have across the state when it goes into effect Jan. 1.
SACRAMENTO – California companies are challenging the California Consumer Privacy Act to clarify the reach and scope of the law before 2020. The CCPA will require companies to inform consumers about any data collected, allow consumers to request their data be deleted or request their data isn’t sold.
SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform released a study last month that found laws that include private rights of action, which allow private attorneys to act on behalf of the state, are not effective.
SUNLAND – California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has unnecessarily burdened businesses with expensive litigation over minor labor infractions, prompting the California Business and Industrial Alliance (CABIA) to move for reforming the 15-year-old law.
SACRAMENTO – A bill to expand liability under California's soon-to-take-effect consumer privacy law stalled in the state Senate this session, but a manufacturers advocate said recently that no one who is opposed to the legislation should let their guard down.
SACRAMENTO – A proposed bill to promote the safety of e-scooters will likely not be introduced until the next session of the California state legislature, according to the communications director of Consumer Attorneys Association of California.
SACRAMENTO – A round of fixes to a hastily drafted consumer protection bill that became law last year can’t come soon enough, according to Ken Barnes, the executive director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CCALA).