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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

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