California Laws

Minimum Wage

California's Minimum Wage Hike Puts Business Community at Risk

With a $15-an-hour wage, lawmakers in the Golden State tell business owners, 'Go east, young man.'

Uber Drivers Granted Class Action Status in California Lawsuit

The lawsuit seeks to designate drivers as employees, not independent contractors.

Foie Gras Is Now Legal Again in California

A federal judge overturned the ban on the controversial delicacy, creating beef with animal-rights activists.

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.

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.

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