SACRAMENTO – With Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signing controversial labor law Assembly Bill 51 into effect, the future of business in California is uncertain. While a number of experts have adamantly opposed the bill, predicting that it will be nixed due to a violation of federal law, a new study conducted by the American Association for Justice has emerged that statistically supports the bill.
SACRAMENTO – The U.S. House of Representatives last month passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, which sets out to do away with arbitration contracts for employment, consumer, anti-trust or civil rights disputes. With a bill to ban forced arbitration in employment settings also sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk, experts fear for the future of the state as trial lawyers are seemingly gaining the upper hand.
SACRAMENTO – According to the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey, California is ranked 48th, and tthe legal environment may become more perilous for businesses as more progressive legislation continues to be introduced, an industry leader says.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 51 was just one of many labor and litigation bills that was pushed through this legislative session but some experts believe it was the most significant and will harm future business across the state.
SACRAMENTO – California has passed landmark employment legislation that challenges the business model of gig-economy companies such as ride-hailing giants Uber Technologies and Lyft, some of the powerhouses of Silicon Valley over the past decade.
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.