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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.

Pomona public defender Chrashawn Jackson knew that if she wanted to create a grassroots program to cut through the blight of human trafficking in her hometown, there was only one way to do it–by walking into the Blade.The approximately 1-mile stretch of Holt Ave. in Pomona is one of several infamous corridors of prostitution and human trafficking in Southern California.

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

The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) provides that a protective order may be sought to protect an elder or dependent adult from abuse. Welfare and Institutions Code section 15610.07 defines abuse broadly to include:

  • Physical abuse;
  • Neglect;
  • Abandonment;
  • Isolation;
  • Abduction;
  • Other treatment resulting in physical harm or pain or mental suffering;
  • Deprivation by a care custodian

For as long as the modern legal system has existed, access to justice has been a factor in how it moves and who it benefits the most. California has long been a place where wealth gap disparities in the legal system are on full display.

In the face of eviction, custody disputes and debt collection — issues that millions of

On July 9, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 439 (AB 439) into law which, effective Jan. 1, 2022, authorizes a person completing a death certificate to record the decedent’s gender identity as female, male, or nonbinary. Expanding the protections of California’s Respect After Death Act of 2014, the bill is a victory for members of the queer

It’s common knowledge among employment law practitioners that the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their national origin. (See Gov. Code, § 12940, subd. (a).)

What’s perhaps less well known are the myriad other protections related to national origin that FEHA and its implementing regulations contain. Here’s a primer on