March 11, 2020

How Can I Prove I’m Being Discriminated Against Because of My Age?

Employers sometimes have stereotypes and preconceived notions about individuals based on their age alone. These ideas lead to generalizations about a person’s capabilities, health, and potential productivity, particularly for individuals over the age of 40. In California, it is illegal to discriminate…

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March 3, 2020

My Car Was Hit By a Car, But the Other Person Got Hurt; What Happens Now?

In the immediate aftermath of a car crash, what to do next can be uncertain. The general feeling after a car accident for everyone involved is shock, even if there are no apparent injuries among the parties. However, in the instance where…

My Car Was Hit By a Car, But the Other Person Got Hurt; What Happens Now?
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February 25, 2020

California Leads the Way in Protecting Hairstyles in the Workplace

California recently added new protections against discrimination beyond those afforded by Title VII. The state’s new law, referred to as the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act, went into effect on January 1st with the support of…

California Leads the Way in Protecting Hairstyles in the Workplace
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February 18, 2020

Cannabis Smoke and Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Added to Prop 65 List for Reproductive Toxicity

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – often referred to as Prop 65 – contains a list of approximately 900 different substances that can lead to cancer, reproductive harm, or birth defects. California recently added cannabis (marijuana) smoke…

Cannabis Smoke and Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Added to Prop 65 List for Reproductive Toxicity
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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…

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