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The Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54) shifts plastic pollution responsibilities in California from consumers to producers.
In California, spring flowers may bring tax dollars as state Senate Democrats propose increasing the corporate tax rate along with other changes and the California Supreme Court agreed with the Court of Appeal that the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has the discretion to decide who is a “retailer.”
The California Supreme Court will soon hear oral argument on the much-anticipated Adolph (Erik) v. Uber Technologies, Inc., (Uber), accepting Justice Sotomayor’s invitation in Viking River Cruises to have the “last word” on whether an employee forced to arbitrate their individual Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims maintains statutory standing to pursue PAGA claims on a representative basis within the court system, based on violations other employees suffered.
On April 26, 2023, the Supreme Court of California declined to review the Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in Grosz v. California Dep’t of Tax & Fee Admin.
In the third episode of GT’s state and local tax podcast – GeTtin’ SALTy – host Nikki Dobay talks to Brad Marsh, Co-chair of GT’s U.S. State and Local Tax Practice.
California generally takes an unfavorable view of noncompete provisions, treating them as unenforceable in all but a few limited circumstances, as those familiar with California employment law know.
On April 7, 2023, the Second District of the California Court of Appeal published a landmark opinion on California property tax law that expands the tax-exempt status of intangible assets, holding that transient occupancy tax reimbursements and key money payments are intangible assets and that the “Rushmore Method” of removing intangibles from assessment is legally invalid.
Proposition 22 continues its journey through the California courts.
The city of Los Angeles’s recently passed Fair Workweek Ordinance (the Ordinance) takes effect April 1, 2023.
Three months prior to the enforcement date of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as amended, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the updated CCPA Regulations (final rulemaking documents will be posted here after processing).
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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