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Reporting to Work: No Physical Presence Required

Last week, the Second District California Court of Appeal ruled that on-call employees are entitled to reporting time pay if they are required to...

U.S. High Court Shuts Down Expanded State Jurisdiction

In a decision released this week, the U.S. Supreme Court has limited one potential source of unexpected litigation for companies that do business in...

Appeals Court Rules: Project Consistency with GHG Plan Sufficient Under CEQA

A recent appeals court decision provides further guidance on what qualifies as an adequate greenhouse gas (GHG) impact analysis under the California Environmental Quality...

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...

High Court Ruling Raises Questions on Passage of Local Special Taxes

How many voters does it take to pass a local special tax? Since Proposition 13 in 1978, voters have had the final say on local...

California Supreme Court Issues Key CEQA Decision

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that evidence that a project may have a significant effect on the environment does not, in and...

Court Affirms Rest Break Timing Requirement

A California court recently affirmed in Rodriguez v. E.M.E., Inc. that, in general, rest breaks cannot be combined. Relying on the California Supreme Court’s guidance...

Court Blocks Federal Overtime Rule; Administration Appeals

Last week, a federal court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing the new federal...

CalChamber Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Arizona Redistricting Case​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al. “Today’s decision...

U.S. Court Invalidates Anti-Arbitration Law

A ruling last week by U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halted enforcement of and invalidated in full an anti-arbitration law identified by the...

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)...

California Back on Top in Ranking of ‘Judicial Hellholes’ in Nation

California has once again been identified as the No. 1 “Judicial Hellhole” in the nation, according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair”...

Don’t Make One Employer Liable for Another’s Misclassification

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a “friend of the court” brief arguing for the application of the plain meaning of the California...

State High Court Says Regional Entity Has Discretion in Environmental Analysis

In a narrowly drafted ruling, the California Supreme Court upheld a regional government body’s discretion regarding the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions analysis it included...

Chief Justice Touts High Court’s Planning for Future

A “Futures Commission” headed by two associate justices is looking at ways to meet the state’s judicial needs, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said...

Lead Co-Counsel Recaps Teacher Tenure Case for CalChamber Board

The landmark court decision striking down state teacher tenure laws was not anti-union or anti-teacher, but “pro student,” the attorney who led the legal...

California Ranks as No. 1 ‘Judicial Hellhole’

California has landed atop the “Judicial Hellholes” list again, according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American...