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Business Law & Regulations, Finance

California Restaurants Must Identify Service Fees as Part of Listed Prices

May 13, 2024

Via: JD Supra

California’s Department of Justice recently confirmed that California’s new law requiring businesses to disclose “junk fees” as part of the advertised price extends to California restaurants, delivering another challenge to a hospitality industry already struggling to support higher wages and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Keeping Up: Guidance on California’s New Pay Data Reporting for Employers

April 11, 2024

Via: National Law Review

As most employers with employees working in California or assigned to a California location know, and as we reported in “Big Brother Just Got Bigger: Expanded Pay Data Reporting Expected to Hit the Golden State,” 2022 legislation obligated employers with […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

California Considers Restricting Broad Swath of Content Personalization and Online Advertising Activities

March 8, 2024

Via: National Law Review

On March 8, 2024, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA” or “Agency”) Board (“Board”) will consider draft regulations that set forth how automated decisionmaking technology (“ADMT”) and profiling will be regulated under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The proposal […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Privacy Protection Agency to Begin Enforcement Activities

February 21, 2024

Via: JD Supra

After a successful appeal of a June ruling, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) is authorized to begin immediate enforcement of privacy regulations developed, and expanded, under the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA). Any company that has been […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Major Win for California Privacy Protection Agency: Enforcement of Regulations Can Begin Immediately

February 15, 2024

Via: National Law Review

If you have been relying on last year’s court order staying the ability of the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) to enforce regulations promulgated under the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) to also stay your own CPRA compliance program — […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Appeals Court Moves Up Enforcement Date for Latest CCPA Regulations

February 13, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On February 9, 2024, the California Third District Court of Appeals in Sacramento overturned a lower court order that postponed enforcement of the California Privacy Protection Agency’s (CPPA) newest rules. The decision restores the authority of the CPPA and California […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Non-Compete Clarity: California Employers Must Provide Notice of Non-Competes to Employees By February 14, 2024

February 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

New California laws intended to strengthen the state’s long-standing ban on non-competition agreements are set to create immediate headaches for employers in the state that have, or plan to, impose non-compete or non-solicit clauses on their employees in the Golden […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

CCPA/CPRA enforcement delay overturned

February 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

In an opinion filed on Friday, California’s Third District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court ruling that postponed until the end of March the enforcement of regulations promulgated pursuant to the California Privacy Rights Act. The CPRA amended the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Updated California Pay Data Reporting Guidance Increases Focus on Remote Employee Reporting

February 9, 2024

Via: National Law Review

On February 1, 2024, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD), the agency responsible for administering California’s pay data collection, issued updated guidance for the 2023 California pay data reports that are due May 8, 2024. The new guidance largely maintains […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

New California Bills Would Require Naloxone in the Workplace to Respond to Drug Overdoses

February 6, 2024

Via: National Law Review

Democratic Assembly Member Matt Haney introduced Assembly Bill (AB) No. 1976, which, if enacted, would require the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to “adopt revised standards” under Section 3400 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Notice May Be Required for California Employees Subject to Non-Competes

February 5, 2024

Via: JD Supra

California passed new laws reiterating its prohibition on employment-related non-competition obligations. Assembly Bill 1076, effective January 1, 2024, provides that it is unlawful to include noncompete clauses in employment contracts, or to require an employee to enter into a noncompete […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Attorney General Announces Industry Investigative Sweep into CCPA Compliance

January 31, 2024

Via: LexBlog

Last week, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an investigative sweep of providers of streaming services to determine whether these businesses are complying with California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) opt-out requirements for businesses that sell or share consumer personal information. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Predictions for California’s Employment Law Landscape in 2024

January 5, 2024

Via: LexBlog

As we embark on the year 2024, California’s employment law landscape is poised to continue to present an unfriendly environment for employers. This article proffers some predictions for California employment law in 2024, examining potential legislation and emerging legal trends. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Hearings Before The California Labor Commissioner

December 15, 2023

Via: LexBlog

Labor Commissioner hearing can be a stressful ordeal. However, with some planning and understanding about the process, employers can set themselves up for the best possible outcome. Here are a few pointers about the strategy during Labor Commissioner hearings, and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

CPPA Considers Next Set of CPRA Regulations Covering Cybersecurity Audits and Risk Assessments

December 6, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) issued and discussed draft regulations on Cybersecurity Audits and Risk Assessments late in the summer. The CPPA Board plans to discuss the draft regulations at its upcoming December 8th public meeting, along with a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Enacts PBM Anti-Discrimination Law

November 30, 2023

Via: National Law Review

On October 7, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 786 (SB 786) into law, prohibiting pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from discriminating against covered entities participating in the 340B Program. Effective January 1, 2024, PBMs cannot impose requirements, conditions […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Action Items for California Employers To Prepare for 2024

November 17, 2023

Via: LexBlog

With new legal requirements facing California employers in 2024, this Friday’s Five article focuses on five initial steps that employers can begin implementing now and other employment law deadlines in 2024: 1. Minimum wage and exempt employees salary threshold: Adjust […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Holiday Pay, Time Off, and Other California Employment Issues During the Holidays

November 10, 2023

Via: LexBlog

As we enter the holiday season, it is a good time to review employer’s obligations to accommodate requests for time off for holidays and best pay practices during the holiday season. This Friday’s Five covers five reminders for employers about […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

With the Delete Act, California Enacts Another Groundbreaking Privacy Law

November 7, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The Situation: California has enacted a groundbreaking new privacy law aimed at data brokers—entities that sell information about consumers with whom they do not have a direct relationship. Under the Delete Act (SB 362), data brokers must allow California consumers […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

New California Law Prohibits Automatic Stay of Trial Court Action When Appealing Denial of a Motion to Compel Arbitration

October 27, 2023

Via: National Law Review

On October 10, 2023, California Governor Newsom signed into law S.B. 365, a bill that amends California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1294. The new law provides that when a party appeals an order denying a motion to compel arbitration […]