Latest Opinion from CA Supreme Court Insulates Criminal Businesses from COVID-19 Liabilities

San Francisco, CA — The California Supreme Court has come out with an opinion in the case of Kuciemba v. Victory Woodworks, Inc., in which the Court holds in relevant part that businesses who ignored regulations designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and operated illegally and immorally, and caused the sickness and death of their employee’s family members, are...

State workers win petition to compel arbitration over telework

Sacramento, CA — Yesterday, CASE, the union representing attorneys and administrative law judges working in California’s executive branch, secured a court order compelling arbitration of grievances over the state’s “return to the office” policies. At several state agencies, including CalPERS, SCO, FTB, CEC, DIR, CalSTRS, CalTrans, CalVET, DDS, and others, managers have been requiring state workers to return for specified...

Weekly Brief for June 29, 2023

Budget Signed Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget act this week. Budget Act of 2023 text: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240SB101. Budget explained: https://ebudget.ca.gov/. Hot Weather Expected Moderate to major heat impacts will build over much of the state through Monday as temperatures reach their highest levels so far this year. Daytime temperatures will warm into the 100 to 108°F range across much...