Thursday, November 15, 2018

CalChamber, Past Governors Defend Citizen Redistricting

The California Chamber of Commerce, three former California Governors and California redistricting proponents are supporting the constitutionality of an Arizona voter-approved redistricting commission before...

Workers’ Comp Ruling Reaffirms 2004 Reforms

A recent decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be treated when apportioning the...

More Timekeeping Guidance from Court on Standards for Rounding Entries

An appellate court decision that further clarifies the ability of California employers to round employee timecard entries has been published at the request of...

Appeals Court Reverses Landmark Decision on State Teacher Tenure, Dismissal Laws

The California Second District Court of Appeals has overturned a landmark lower court ruling that had challenged teacher tenure and dismissal laws. On April 14,...

CalChamber Appeals Court Decision Upholding Cap-and-Trade Revenues

The California Chamber of Commerce this week petitioned the California Supreme Court to review the split decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal...

State of Judiciary Address Highlights Civil Justice Reforms

The funding boost proposed in the state budget plan for the coming year will help the judicial branch continue reforms to provide access and...

Californians Rely on Judicial Branch to Ensure, Protect, Access to Justice

“Separation of powers,” “judicial independence” and “rule of law” are abstract concepts with important implications. At an abstract level, most Americans cannot identify with these...

Air Board Asks Courts to Create New Tax

In a landmark case before the Third District Court of Appeal, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently argued for creation of an unprecedented...

Chief Justice: Innovations Still Leave Funding Shortfall

California courts are using innovation and efficiencies to provide access to justice in response to recession-based cutbacks, but more funding is needed, California Chief...

Federal Court: Current Drug Use Not Protected Under Disabilities Act

A recent federal court decision is a good reminder that applicants or employees who currently use illegal drugs or marijuana or abuse alcohol are...

Appeal Court Hears CalChamber Arguments Against Auction of Cap-and-Trade Credits

A Sacramento appellate court heard oral arguments this week on a closely watched lawsuit filed by the California Chamber of Commerce concerning the California...

State Lawsuit Climate Ties All-Time Low

For the third time since 2012, California’s lawsuit climate ranked No. 47 out of 50 in the national survey by the U.S. Chamber Institute...

On-Call Rest Periods Not Allowed, California Supreme Court Rules

In a disappointing decision for California businesses, the California Supreme Court ruled recently that on-call rest periods are not permissible. This decision will require...

Franchisor/Franchisee Business Model Wins in Decision on Lawsuit against McDonald’s

In a victory for the franchisor/franchisee business model, a federal court in California recently found that McDonald’s does not control the wages paid to...

DACA Decision: California Employer Update

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent denial of a Trump administration bid to expedite a legal challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...

State High Court Rules on Suitable Seating

The California Supreme Court this week issued a long-awaited decision on the issue of when an employer must provide “suitable seats” to an employee. The...

CalChamber, U.S. Chamber Urge Court to Review Wage Statement Questions

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging the Fourth Appellate District Court to review a case involving...