Legislative Bulletin

Several labor bills headed to second house

Both the Assembly and Senate this week voted to send labor bills to the other house for consideration: AB 171 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) adds sexual harassment protections for workers into the Labor Code (protections already exist in the Government Code as part of FEHA) and creates a new rebuttable presumption of retaliation…

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MLRC article tackles thorny California privacy law issues

The Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) recently published an excellent article that discusses some of the most difficult aspects for businesses that have to comply with California’s new privacy law—the California Consumer Privacy Act. Following is the article, originally published in the Media Law Resource Center Bulletin, “Legal Frontiers in Digital Media” (Spring 2019): Tricky…

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Independent contractor bill moves to Assembly floor

AB 5 introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), is a bill that would codify the California Supreme Court’s holding in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, a decision which makes it more difficult for businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors, was passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee yesterday on a…

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CNPA joins RCFP brief in case involving unlawful search of San Francisco journalist

This week CNPA joined news organizations throughout the nation in an amicus brief filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press supporting the effort by Brian Carmody, the San Francisco journalist whose home and office were illegally searched by police, to quash the search warrants that were issued and require the return of…

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Several labor bills advance to the floor

A number of labor bills made it out of the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees and will now advance to the floors of their respective houses: AB 196 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) would increases the wage replacement rate for paid family leave (PFL) claims to 100% a worker’s highest quarterly earnings in the…

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