The purpose of the California Public Records Act is to facilitate public access to a wide range of governmental records. It is important to note that the law itself encompasses a vast array of information in order to encourage transparency when it comes to how the people’s business is conducted by governmental bodies. Of course, the Act does come with a group of information types that may be exempted from disclosure, depending on the circumstances at hand. Continue reading
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The Federal Government and all 50 states have given certain governmental agencies the authority over professionals who are required to be licensed in order to legally conduct their businesses. This is the area of law known as administrative law. Each of these agencies not only outline regulations that must be followed, but they also enforce the rules and adjudicate disputes. If you are professionally licensed in the state of California, realize that this state has some of the harshest regulations that are rigidly enforced. Continue reading
Women in California employed by the government have received new protection regarding wage discrimination through a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown, according to an article on the Sacramento Bee. Under Assembly Bill 46, wage discrimination claims can be pursued by female public employees through the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement or in court. Under the California Equal Pay Act, only employees in the private sector could pursue these claims.
After witnessing the most violent shooting in modern American history, many are starting to examine the country’s gun laws. Partially because of its history of gun violence, California has some of the strictest laws in the country.
The unprecedented crisis of lack of housing affordability for California residents was recently tackled when Governor Jerry Brown signed a host of new housing legislation. The following laws have been designed to cut red tape, stimulate more affordable housing options, and reduce homelessness in California: Continue reading
What Is Public Disclosure?
The inventions, and investors may choose to communicate non-confidential members of the public, and this is public disclosure. It gives professionally trained individuals in the same art to reproduce your product. Continue reading
In California, a person who launches a legal claim against a public office, or government official, must satisfy many more requirements than if they make a claim against another citizen. The concept of sovereign immunity protects government officials from everyday legal proceedings and the obligation to be held financially liable in court cases. Continue reading
Securing a public contract takes an understanding of the legal terminology involved in the bidding process. If you own a business and aspire to bid on a public project in the Coachella area, you should consult with our Coachella Valley public law attorney. Here’s why consulting with someone who is knowledgeable in the public bidding process could be the difference between winning the bid, and losing out on the opportunity. Continue reading
California Proposition 64
California Proposition 64 -the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative- was on the California ballot on November 8, 2016. A “yes” vote meant legalized recreational marijuana for adults that are 21 years old or older would be available. State law will control it. Certain sales and cultivation taxes will be in place.
Local government finances are significantly changed by Proposition 218. This initiative, approved in November 1996 by state voters, applies to more than 7000 counties, cities, schools, special districts, re-development agencies, community college districts, and regional organizations in California. Continue reading