California Laws

California Becomes First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Grocery Bags

Do you prefer plastic over paper? Too bad if you live in the Golden State as they will disappear from grocery stores over the next two years.

Reuters

· 2 min read

California Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Expand Franchisee Rights

Franchisors and franchisees are divided over the veto of a California bill that would make it more difficult to terminate franchise agreements.

Kate Taylor

· 5 min read

It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'

Phones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in the state must come equipped with an antitheft device that enables consumers to permanently shut them down.

Laura Entis

· 2 min read

Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers

Think Whole Foods is too expensive? The city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Francisco are of a similar mind.

Geoff Weiss

· 2 min read

In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations

A California woman was issued a summons for driving while wearing Google Glass. Is it really akin to a television strapped to your head?

Ray Hennessey

· 2 min read

Marketing Without the ZIP

A California ruling makes it illegal to collect customer ZIP codes in-store. Time to find more innovative ways to collect data on your customers.

Brian Quinton

· 5 min read