February 11, 2020

AB5 Was Supposed to Bring Changes – Just Not the Ones It Has

When Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) was signed by Governor Newsom in September 2019, labor and workers’ rights activists cheered. The new law would ensure protections for workers who passed the “ABC” test by forcing employers to classify those workers as employees rather…

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January 21, 2020

What To Do When the Car Accident Wasn’t Your Fault

When you’re involved in a car accident, your mind immediately jumps to who was at fault. When the at-fault driver isn’t you, how do you proceed? Under California Vehicle Code Section 16029, every driver must be able to show proof of financial…

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January 10, 2020

Philip Morris Won’t Die, But Its Customers Will

For years, the tobacco industry marketed their products under loose regulations. As a result of a 1999 lawsuit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), cigarette and tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris landed itself in trouble with the United States Department…

Phillip Morris Won't Die but Customers Will
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January 2, 2020

I Think My Employer Is Discriminating Against Me. What Do I Do?

If an employer or co-worker makes your life miserable because he or she views you as “different” and acts on this attitude in a negative manner, and this behavior is consistent and systemic, you can file a lawsuit for employment discrimination. An…

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January 2, 2020

Help Is Here for Renters Threatened by Rent Increases

A new law, AB-1482, was passed on October 8, 2019, limiting the amount that landlords can increase rent under each renewal term.  No one should be forced to endure living in a filthy or dangerous home without basic services, much less pay…

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September 18, 2019

What to Expect from the Passing of Governor Newsom’s Wildfire Utility Bill Law

In the wake of the ongoing lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as a result of the 2018 Paradise/Camp fire, California Governor Gavin Newsom has enacted a utility bill law that could benefit victims of wildfires and alleviate financial burdens for…

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August 21, 2019

New Anti-Harassment Training Requirements in California

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, California passed a sweeping amendment to its workplace safety and anti-harassment standards. These new standards are codified under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) with the enactment of SB 1343. Key changes to California’s…

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July 19, 2019

Understanding California's Peace Officers Bill of Rights [Infographic]

What rights do public safety officers have when facing internal investigations? The California Peace Officers Bill of Rights defines clear protections for police officers’ personnel records, privacy issues, interrogation tactics, searches and more. Scroll down to learn more.

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June 26, 2019

What California AB-218 Means for Childhood Sexual Assault Victims [infographic]

Many victims of childhood sexual assault are not ready to come forward until it’s too late to pursue justice through the courts. AB-218, a proposed bill in California, aims to give victims more time to report assault and further protect the community…

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June 19, 2019

Peace Officers Bill of Rights

Download PDF Table of Contents 3300. Name of Act 3301. Definition; legislative findings and declarations 3302. Political activity; membership on school board 3303. Investigations and interrogations; conduct; conditions; admissibility of statements; representation; reassignment 3304. Punitive action barred for lawful exercise of rights;…

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