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Return of the Living Dead: Could Unsuccessful California Bills Haunt Employers in 2018?

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As discussed in our prior article, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed several significant labor and employment measures into law in California, including a statewide ban-the-box provision and an expansion of parental leave...more

Lead Agencies Need Not (Necessarily) Consider Governor’s Executive Orders When Analyzing Emissions - California Supreme Court...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In a highly anticipated decision, Cleveland National Forest Foundation v. San Diego Association of Governments, the California Supreme Court held recently that an environmental impact report for a regional transportation plan...more

Final California Water Conservation Plan and Proposed Legislation Released - Urban Water Suppliers Face Far-Reaching Consequences

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Urban water suppliers would face significant new requirements under water conservation and drought resiliency legislation proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation, released in the form of budget trailer bill language...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 3/20-3/24

by Fisher Phillips on

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

Privacy and Information Security a Top Priority in California under Xavier Becerra

by Fisher Phillips on

Governor Jerry Brown’s selection of Congressman Xavier Becerra to succeed (now Senator) Kamala Harris as the new Attorney General of California was a surprising move that brings into power in California a seasoned advocate of...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2017 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Governor Brown wants to spend nearly $450 million on flood control following dam emergency - Sacramento Bee - Feb 24 - After successfully appealing to the Trump...more

California Adopts Measures Targeting Multifamily Residential Buildings for Water Conservation

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In an effort to encourage water conservation throughout California, Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into law that will require the owner of any multi-unit residential development constructed after Jan. 1, 2018 to...more

New California Laws for Financial Institutions

As the California legislative session wound down, Governor Jerry Brown signed multiple bills into law that will impact financial institutions. What happened - Financial institutions in California should prepare...more

Employment Law - October 2016 #2

California Employers Face New Laws - Why it matters - Employers in California will be facing some new laws in the coming months as Governor Jerry Brown signed several employment-related bills on the last day of the...more

Healthcare Litigation - October 2016

Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law “surprise medical bill legislation,” seeking to curb out-of-network medical bills. This law, designated AB 72, amends California’s Health and Safety Code to limit the...more

California expands pay equity, limits pay stub requirements

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Employers with employees or facilities in California should take note of several recent employment laws signed by California Governor Jerry Brown in recent months....more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2016

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - With standards relaxed, water use on the rise throughout California - Sacramento Bee - Oct 5 - Californians continued to backslide on water conservation during the hottest...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2016 #5

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Shell Oil settles charges regarding claims for underground tank cleanup reimbursements - Sacramento Bee - Sep 23 - Shell Oil Co. has agreed to settle charges that it...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: October 2016

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Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that requires employers to prove they are not paying workers differently because of their race or ethnicity. This new requirement builds on California’s Equal Pay Act,...more

Renewable Energy Update - September 2016 #5

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - California ramps up energy storage plans with enactment of four new bills - Renewable Energy World - Sep 28 - California Governor Jerry Brown on September 27 signed four new bills...more

New California Law Takes Aim at Choice of Law Provisions in Employment Agreements

by Cozen O'Connor on

Borrowing from the famous tourism marketing tagline of its neighboring state, a new California law effectively tells employers, “what happens in California stays in California,” and gives employees the power to strike down...more

California Governor Signs Four Bills Affecting Density Bonus Projects

by Allen Matkins on

On September 28, 2016, Governor Brown signed new legislation relating to the construction of affordable and market-rate housing. Although AB 2501 has drawn the most attention from commentators and the media, AB 2442 and AB...more

Employers Act Even Before Additional Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence Are Law

by Reed Smith on

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed AB 2337, strengthening the job protections for victims of domestic violence, and ensuring those who work for employers with 25 or more employees are notified of protected time-off...more

Employment Law - September 2016 #2

California Appellate Court Moves Associational Disability Claims Forward - Why it matters - Recognizing associational disability claims, a California appellate panel ruled that an employee's claim for disability...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2016 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - California sets reduction targets for black carbon, other climate pollutants - San Diego Union-Tribune - Sep 19 - Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law Senate Bill...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2016 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Federal Plan divvies up California desert for conservation and energy projects - ABC News - Sep 14 - Swaths of public land in the California desert will be opened to solar and...more

California’s New Climate Change Law Tempered by Uncertainty About Its Cap and Trade Program

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 32 last week codifying into law his office’s emission reduction goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below the 1990 level by 2030. By signing this bill, Governor...more

The Many Moving Parts of California’s Climate Program

Some storylines are pretty linear and easy to follow—boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. The End. But then there are the others. The ones that really capture the imagination of the world. The ones...more

California Agricultural Industry Wage Pains Not Just A Phase - New State Law Will Mandate “Phase-In” Overtime Requirements

by Fisher Phillips on

On September 12, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Phase-In Overtime for Agricultural Workers Act of 2016 (AB 1066) into law, providing more stringent overtime protections for agricultural workers. California law...more

Renewable Energy Update - September 2016 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - California becomes a global laboratory in fight against climate change - Los Angeles Times - Sep 8 - California will become a petri dish for international efforts to slow global warming...more

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