Tag: Jennifer Barrera

Benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Available to Employees Who Have Symptoms or...

As a part of his roadmap to reopening the economy, California Governor Newsom recently raised the issue of a wage replacement mandate on businesses...
Capitol Insider

Coronavirus Impacts State Legislature and Business

The impact of the coronavirus is being felt all throughout the state, country, and world. Just yesterday, Governor Newsom requested the home isolation of...

Private Attorneys General Act in Need of Reform

To identify flaws in the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), reformers need look no further than comments from the state agency assigned to...

Private Attorneys General Act in Need of Reform – Capitol Insider

  Last May, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) highlighted “key insights” in its budget change proposal to the Legislature. The unstated, but inevitable...

U.S. District Court Ruling Invalidates AB 51

On Friday, January 31, United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller issued a ruling halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a...
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Success! Ruling Invalidates AB 51

On Friday, January 31st, United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller issued a ruling halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a...

AB 51 Litigation Update: Court Grants CalChamber’s Request for Temporary Restraining Order

A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order to prevent AB 51 from going into effect on January 1. A hearing for...

Temporary Restraining Order Granted Against AB 51

Today, in a lawsuit filed by CalChamber and a business coalition challenging the constitutionality of AB 51, District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller granted a...

New Privacy Initiative Aimed at November Ballot

A new consumer data privacy initiative backed by the proponent of the measure that led to adoption of the state’s broad privacy law will...
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Voters May Decide Fate of “Gig” Drivers and Delivery Workers

Last week, a much-anticipated initiative was filed regarding independent contractor status for transportation network drivers and delivery network drivers/couriers in the gig economy. The initiative...

Voters May Decide Fate of “gig” Drivers and Delivery Workers – Capitol Insider

Last week, a much-anticipated initiative was filed regarding independent contractor status for transportation network drivers and delivery network drivers/couriers in the gig economy. The...

Mixed Bag

The Governor finished signing/vetoing all bills yesterday. CalChamber was tracking 62 bills on his desk, 32 support and 30 opposed. So how...
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The Grand Finale: Legislative Session

The legislative session ended at approximately 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning – the early hour was largely due to a significant delay in proceedings on...

More Exemptions Needed on Bill Codifying Independent Contractor Test

There are three weeks left in the legislative session and one of the most common questions I get multiple times on a daily basis...

Nail Biter – Dynamex – Capitol Insider

There are three weeks left in the legislative session and one of the most common questions I get multiple times on a daily basis...

Update on Key Bills Affecting California Employers

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...

New Podcast: Stalled and Moving Employment Law Proposals in the Current Legislative Cycle

A number of bills that would have hindered employers in the state have been stopped for the year, but a few others remain. In...

Even Perfect Compliance Can’t Forestall Litigation

In a policy committee hearing last week, a legislator argued that employers need not worry about litigation, liability, or financial settlements, if they just follow the law. If...

For Uber and Lyft Drivers, Reclassification Means Less Flexibility

Last week, an op-ed appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle discussing the fact that executives from Uber and Lyft have come together to address...

CalChamber Podcast: Proposed Expansion of Leaves of Absence Programs

CalChamber has released its 9th episode of The Workplace, a podcast on issues important to California employers and our economy.  The subject of this week’s...