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  1. Legislative Update: Sept. 16, 2019 - Legislative Session Ends

    Nothing Stops the Legislative Members From Doing Their Job After a tumultuous day, the California State Legislature finally adjourned for the year in the wee hours of Saturday morning taking final action on hundreds of bills on numerous topics. Although a protester shut down the Senate floor tempor...
  2. Legislative Update: Sept. 6, 2019 - Dynamex Gets Spotlight

    Dynamex Bill Gets Spotlight in Final Weeks, Other Bills Also Active The Dynamex bill, AB 5, continues to get the lead role as we work through the final two weeks of the legislative session. To ensure its passage, the author has continued to accept clarifications of who is subject to the Dynamex &ld...
  3. Legislative Update: Aug. 30, 2019 - The Look of the Land

    An Overview of the Legislative Landscape, How Much Remains The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees this week took up remaining measures that have a fiscal impact. The Senate Appropriations Committee had 434 Assembly Bills on the Suspense File, while the Assembly Appropriations Committee h...
  4. Legislative Update: Aug. 26, 2019 - CDI Says Wildfires Result In Coverage Unavailability

    Department of Insurance Says Wildfires Making It Harder to Find Coverage The California Department of Insurance claims insurance is becoming harder to find for those in high wildfire-risk areas as a result of recent wildfires. The data reveals there was a six percent increase of insurer-initiated h...
  5. Legislative Update: July 29, 2019 - Temporary Win For Employers

    Ninth Circuit Decides to Depublish Vasquez Decision The Dynamex saga is back for a sequel. In a brief yet temporary win for employers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals depublished its Vasquez opinion. Remember, in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court adopted a ...
  6. Legislative Update: July 19, 2019 - Commissioner Dispels Confusion Before Next Big Earthquake

    Commissioner Ricardo Lara Notices of Earthquake Insurance Misinformation The recent earthquakes centered around Ridgecrest and Trona in Southern California have led to reports that some insurers and agents may be declining to write earthquake policies in various areas of the state. Insurance Commis...
  7. Legislative Update: July 12, 2019 - State Lawmakers Adjourn For Summer

    Legislature Adjourns for Summer Recess After a lengthy deadline week for all policy committees to meet and report bills to the fiscal committees, the California State Legislature adjourned on Thursday this week for its annual Summer Recess.  The Legislature will return on August 12. Upon the...
  8. Legislative Update: July 8, 2019 - New Law Protects Workers' Hairstyles

    Governor Signs Legislation on Worker Protections for Hairstyles  Taking action to protect diversity and inclusion, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 188 to make California the first state in the nation to ban racial discrimination based on natural hair. The Creating a Respectful and Ope...
  9. Legislative Update: July 1, 2019 - State Budget Passed

    Governor Newsom Signs 2019-20 State Budget Governor Gavin Newsom signed a balanced, on-time state budget he says builds a strong fiscal foundation to make significant progress toward improving affordability for all Californians. The $214.8 billion budget, of which $147.8 billion is the General Fund...
  10. Legislative Update: June 24, 2019 - $24 Billion Plan For California Wildfires

    Governor’s $24 Billion Plan for Wildfires, PG&E Governor Gavin Newsom last week proposed creating a $21 billion fund to pay for future wildfire costs. The costs of the fund will be split evenly between ratepayers and shareholders of PG&E and California’s two other major uti...
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