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With drought conditions expected to continue in California, efforts to protect water sources have ramped up with significant attention on the cannabis industry. Often portrayed as an eco-friendly or “green” industry, cannabis cultivation can actually have a significant environmental impact particularly because of its water use–cultivating a single plant can use between 450 and 900 gallons of water, although

In Ass’n des Eleveurs de Canards et d’Oies du Québec v. Bonta, plaintiff-appellees (foie gras producers and a California restaurant) argued a third set of appeals in their challenge to California’s foie gras law. Ultimately, their goose is cooked: the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of the complaint in its entirety. However, in affirming the district court’s

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, one of the most hotly contested legal questions has been employers’ liability surrounding the virus. California appeals courts have already ruled on the issue regarding employees whose family members get sick after they contract COVID-19 at work and bring it home. And now, employment law attorneys in the state are

“We have to fight like hell.”

It’s a sentiment heard and felt not only in the words of Gov. Gavin Newsom, but across California and the nation in the wake of a leaked unpublished Supreme Court opinion in a Mississippi abortion case that could overturn the seminal abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. The case challenging a Mississippi law banning

If you’re a family law practitioner, you’ve probably encountered several situations where you’ve had to evaluate and balance the need for information with the need for compassion. If you’re a domestic violence law practitioner, you probably do this every day. And if so, maybe your internal dialogue about the process of collecting information from your clients looks like some variation

Abill recently introduced in the California Assembly seeks to make the four-day workweek the standard for large employers, replacing the familiar five-day workweek.

AB 2932, introduced in February by Assembly Members Cristina Garcia and Evan Low, is currently working its way through the legislative process in the Committee on Labor and Employment.

The bill does not explicitly mandate a

As of April 12, 2022, individuals who are renewing their deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may do so online. This will help streamline the renewal process for many applicants and hopefully make it easier for individuals to maintain their deferred action status. Online applications require the applicant to create an online account with USCIS.

You’d be forgiven for not keeping up with California’s start-and-stop efforts to provide the state’s workers with paid sick leave for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first iteration of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave was AB 1867, which became effective Sept. 9, 2020, but which expired Dec. 31, 2020. (The leave is called “supplemental” because it is in