Thursday, May 23, 2024

Courts

CalChamber Challenges Proposed Antitrust Overhaul

The California Chamber of Commerce made the case this week that California’s antitrust and competition laws do not need to be radically changed to...

U.S. Supreme Court Says Lateral Job Transfer Can Be Discriminatory

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision holding that a lateral job transfer can be discriminatory under Title VII when the transfer brought...

Growing Coalition Backs Reform of State’s Broken Private Attorneys General Act

A broad and growing coalition of more than 120 organizations and businesses, including the California Chamber of Commerce, have joined the Fix PAGA coalition...

Chambers Ask High Court: Help Homeless Crisis Fight

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S., Arizona and Montana chambers, and Oregon Business and Industry in asking the U.S. Supreme Court...

CalChamber Seeks Review of Privacy Regulations Litigation in State Supreme Court

The California Chamber of Commerce has petitioned the California Supreme Court for review in California Chamber of Commerce v. California Privacy Protection Agency. The case...

Report Finds Private Attorneys General Act Too Slow to Resolve Employee Claims

A new report by former heads of California’s labor and occupational safety agencies found that employee labor claims filed under California’s lawsuit-first Private Attorneys...

CalChamber, Allied Groups Sue California Over Climate Disclosure Laws

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business groups are challenging California’s new climate reporting laws, SB 253 (Wiener; D-San Francisco) and...

U.S. District Court Reaffirms Support for Arbitration Use in Employment

On January 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit made permanent the preliminary injunction it issued last year prohibiting the state...

State on the Hook for Frivolous PAGA Lawsuits

Meritless Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuits are now a fiscal liability for the state of California. Following a three-week bench trial in early 2023,...

State Court Ruling Keeps Employers Open to Lawsuits

The California Supreme Court ruled last week that employees may take nonindividual claims to court even if a valid arbitration agreement requires their own...