Attorney General Bonta Issues Guidance to Remind Local Officials of Key Legal Protections for Californians with Disabilities | State of California – Department of Justice

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Highlights new information and resources available on the DOJ’s website OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued four separate letters to remind local officials across the state of key legal protections under California law meant to uphold the civil rights of people with disabilities. In the letters, the […]

Off-Work Cannabis Use Bill Moves on to California Senate

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A bill introduced in the California Assembly in February 2022 would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers and job applicants for off-duty marijuana use. Assembly Bill (AB) 2188 would amend the Fair Employment and Housing Act to make it unlawful for employers to discriminate against job applicants or employees for the […]

California laws take a stumble in courts- CalMatters

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CalMatters is dedicated to explaining how state government impacts our lives. Your support helps us produce journalism that makes a difference. Donate now. As California pushes the envelope with progressive, first-in-the-nation policies, the courts are pushing back. The latest casualty: a controversial law requiring all publicly held companies headquartered in the Golden […]

Attorneys, Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File Lawsuit Against Rolling Frito-Lay Sales, LP in PAGA-Only Action, Alleging California Labor Code Violations | News

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Rolling Frito-Lay Sales, LP allegedly failed to provide all legally required meal and rest periods, or compensate for missed meal and rest periods. VENTURA, Calif., May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ —  The Los Angeles employment law attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, filed a lawsuit against Rolling Frito-Lay Sales, […]

Internet providers end challenge to California net neutrality law

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WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. broadband industry ended late on Wednesday its legal challenge to California’s landmark net neutrality law, which seeks to protect the open internet. A group of industry associations that represents major internet providers, such as AT&T Inc (T.N), Verizon Communications (VZ.N), Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) […]

California labor law: how to sue employers

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In summary A law that Gray Davis signed in 2003, five days after voters decided to oust him from the governorship, is the the subject of new political and legal conflicts. On Oct. 12, 2003, five days after California voters decided he should be ousted from the governorship, Gray Davis […]

SCOTUS Considers California Arbitration Case Involving PAGA

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Associate Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. California employers seeking to have employee disputes resolved via arbitration face formidable obstacles in Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, as the Court’s liberal trio continues to raise tough questions about the fairness of forcing labor disputes […]

Supreme Court weighs challenge to California labor law

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WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed an employer’s challenge to a California labor law that authorizes private attorneys to sue on behalf of thousands of workers, even if those workers had agreed to arbitrate their claims individually. The closely watched case is the latest and perhaps most important test […]