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In the world of American alcohol and beverage regulation, as of the spring of 2020, Carrie Bonnington had seen it all. The Sacramento-based partner at Pillsbury leads that law firm’s wine, beer, and spirits practice, advising alcohol manufacturers, distributors, and retailers across the United States. She was appointed to the executive committee of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators

In workers’ compensation cases, the amount of an injured employee’s temporary disability payments are calculated based on the employee’s average weekly earnings (AWE).

When an employee is temporarily totally disabled, payments are calculated at two-thirds of the employee’s AWE during the period of disability. (Lab. Code, § 4653.) When an employee is temporarily partially disabled, payments are calculated at two-thirds

With the lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions, California now starts on a path of “return to normal.” However, without a doubt, our “new” normal will not exactly match the old.

The pandemic proved the viability of the remote workforce for many industries, with VPNs, phone forwarding, and videoconferencing replacing the traditional office environment. For the estate planner, virtual client meetings

As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 and employers consider plans for phasing their workforces back into the office, members of the legal community have been watching BigLaw firms’ every move toward pre-pandemic operations. Who will have to come back in, and how often? Will they keep their existing office space, or renegotiate their leases and downsize? Will vaccines be

When it was signed back in September 2020, Assembly Bill 2147 felt like a fitting reward for heroes doing heroes’ work, regardless of their criminal background. The bill offers the chance for inmate fire crew members to get their records expunged in exchange for their service fighting wildfires through the distinguished Conservation Camp Program within the California Department of Corrections.

Picking up from last year’s failed wealth tax bill (AB 2088), California legislators have introduced a new and seemingly more ambitious wealth tax measure in AB 310 and ACA 8. Predictably, the proposal has garnered popular support among progressives and fervent objection from conservatives.

But what would the “California Tax on Extreme Wealth” actually entail—and would passage be any likelier

As e-commerce has continued to expand and evolve, courts have grappled with determining who is liable when a product is defective. Jurisdictions remain divided over whether online retailers are immune from suits when a third party sells a product on its marketplace. However, California courts have not only affirmed this possibility, but recently broadened that liability.

In August 2020, California’s

In September 2016, after a five-year investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division made an announcement: it had reached an agreement with Los Angeles County Superior Court to resolve allegations that the court was discriminating against its users based on their national origin.

The department launched the federal probe in response to an administrative complaint filed in 2010

As California’s hotel and hospitality industry prepares to open its doors for the first time since the pandemic, one person who is happy to check in once again is Walter Almendarez. The former bellman at the Chateau Marmont hopes to return to work since being laid off last March after 23 years on the job.When COVID-19 forced the shutdown of

If you’ve read my prior articles for CEB, you may have recall my first post on reframing your relationship with your rules of professional conduct. I specifically discussed California Rules of Professional Conduct, rule 1.1, “Competence,” encouraging readers to pay close attention to the concept of “legal services.” Legal services incorporate everything that a lawyer utilizes to represent their clients