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New laws could bring more housing, farm unionization

By   /  Thursday, October 6th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, middle, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on New laws could bring more housing, farm unionization

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed nearly 1,000 bills into law from the latest legislative session, including a few that encourage building denser housing and one that could give labor unions a new foothold in organizing farmworkers. The deadline for Newsom to sign bills passed in 2022 was Oct. 1, and by the end of that day, Read More →

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Workplace COVID rules, minimum wage hike among new state laws for 2022

By   /  Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, Law & Goverment, right, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Workplace COVID rules, minimum wage hike among new state laws for 2022

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#MeToo movement changing labor law in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, February 23rd, 2018  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on #MeToo movement changing labor law in Tri-Counties

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Emergence of the ‘dependent contractor’

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Emergence of the ‘dependent contractor’

A recent decision by the state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has greatly shaken the California business community. The ruling found that an Uber driver is an “employee” and not an “independent contractor” as the entire industry had previously presumed.  Although this decision only pertains to that specific case, it could end up changing the Read More →