July 22, 2019

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Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Mandatory Arbitration Provision Bill

In a surprising, last minute move, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill passed by the California legislature that would have prohibited employers from requiring employees to sign arbitration agreements as part of their employment contracts. The bill is … [Read more...]

New Rule in the Bay Area Could Curb Cancer Related to Air Pollution

Officials in the Bay Area unanimously passed a rule earlier this month requiring greenhouse gas-producing industries to alter business practices if it can be shown that nearby residents are exposed to an increased risk of cancer. Thanks to the new … [Read more...]

Playground Injury Lawsuits

Scraped knees and soiled clothes are the norm when you have an active child. Kids like to explore and their games can sometimes result in injuries. In most cases, these injuries are minor. However, in some situations the injuries can be severe and … [Read more...]

New Employee-Friendly California Law Limits Venue in Employment Contracts

September 25, 2016 was a happy day for many employees living and working in California. However, it wasn’t a good day for many employers with employees working in the state. This day saw the signing in of a new employee-friendly law that prohibits … [Read more...]

Robot Runs Over Child in California Mall

On Thursday, July 7, an autonomous security robot ran over a 16 month-old toddler. The child’s foot swelled because of the incident and sustained a scrape to the back of his leg, but the toddler is otherwise okay. The Full Story Tiffany Teng was … [Read more...]

Self-Driving Cars, A Technological Achievement and Legislative Conundrum

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) claims that self-driving cars are 50% safer than human-operated cars. It makes sense that this claim would be true, after all, most car accidents are caused by human error which autonomous … [Read more...]