California

California became a state on September 9, 1850, making it the 31st US state. Before being named a US state, it was referred to as the California Republic. With a total area of over 163,000 miles, it is the 3rd largest by area in the US, and with a population of nearly 40 million, it is the most populous state in the country.  With a $2.7 trillion economy, it boasts the fifth largest economy in the world.

Popular culture, government policy, innovation, and a liberal-government make California a trendsetter for other US states in terms of legislation and government actions. The rise and origination of the internet, the original film industry, and entertainment are from California. And, it is diverse in terms of employment/economy, with major industries being in: film, entertainment, sports, pop culture, music, real estate, technology, and government industries, among others. California is home to silicon valley, where companies like Google, Cisco, Apple and Adobe have headquarters, and it boasts the largest concentration of high-tech companies in the country. 

California is an extremely liberal state. Both the Legislature and Congress currently have members from both parties. In addition to Republican and Democrat, there are four additional parties which can run for office in CA which are: Green Party, American Independent Party, Peace and Freedom Party, and the Libertarian Party. In recent elections, a majority of state-voters have supported the Democratic party.

California is home to Stanford Law School, which was the 2nd ranked law school in the country in 2017, and is home to University of California Berkeley and University of California Los Angeles School of Law, which ranked 12th and 18th respectively in 2017. Alcatraz Island, the Hollywood Sign, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Yosemite National Park, are among the many historical sites visitors are drawn to in the state annually.

California is a part of the Ninth Circuit, which has been at the center of many contentious legal battles regarding immigration, the Trump Administration’s travel ban litigation, issues of copyright brought by PETA and litigation on the Equal Pay Act.  California legislation and state court litigation can have an outsize impact on the rest of the country, and the National Law Review covers these cases and developments on a regular basis.

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Apr
11
2024
What is the opposite of “Incognito Mode”? Troutman Amin, LLP
Apr
11
2024
Proposed California Bill Provides Workers the 'Right to Disconnect' From Work Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Apr
11
2024
California Privacy Protection Agency Issues Advisory on Data Minimization Robinson & Cole LLP
Apr
11
2024
Keeping Up: Guidance on California’s New Pay Data Reporting for Employers Blank Rome LLP
Apr
11
2024
Do Corporate Minutes Include Chat Messages? Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Apr
10
2024
California's LLC Certificate of Cancellation - One Form That May Not Fit All Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Apr
10
2024
California Considers Workers’ Compensation Heat Illness Presumption for Agricultural Workers Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Apr
9
2024
California Greatly Expands List of Cosmetics Fragrances Reportable as Allergens ArentFox Schiff LLP
Apr
9
2024
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About California’s Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (But Were Afraid to Ask) - Answers to 10 Frequently Asked Questions on California’s New Law Mintz
Apr
9
2024
Court Of Appeal Holds Stock Options are Not Wages, But Damages Need Not be Measured at the Time of Breach Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Apr
8
2024
Proposed “Right to Disconnect” Law Could End Those After-Hours Emails From Your Boss Proskauer Rose LLP
Apr
8
2024
California Legislature Proposes Bill Giving Employees the Right to “Disconnect” from Work Jackson Lewis P.C.
Apr
5
2024
Strangers in a Strange Land - In California, Bumblebees, Crabs and Snails are Fishes and a General Partnership May Soon be a Corporation Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Apr
4
2024
Ethylene Oxide Litigation Expands To California CMBG3 Law
Apr
4
2024
California Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Compensable “Hours Worked” Proskauer Rose LLP
Apr
4
2024
The BR Privacy & Security Download: April 2024 Blank Rome LLP
Apr
3
2024
Cal/OSHA Publishes FAQs for New Workplace Violence Prevention Law Jackson Lewis P.C.
Apr
3
2024
Gramajo v. Joe’s Pizza: California Plaintiffs Winning Wage or Overtime Claims Must Receive Some Attorney Fees ArentFox Schiff LLP
Apr
3
2024
Reverse Stock Splits and the California Corporate Securities Law Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Apr
2
2024
CPPA Issues First “Enforcement Advisory” for CCPA – Data Minimization Jackson Lewis P.C.
Apr
2
2024
California Supreme Court Issues Opinion on “Hours Worked” Jackson Lewis P.C.
Apr
2
2024
California Imposes New Workplace Violence Prevention Mandate McDermott Will & Emery
Apr
2
2024
California Considers New Restrictions as Health Care Notice Requirements Go Live for Transactions Closing on or After April 1 Proskauer Rose LLP
Apr
1
2024
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) Bypassed to Permit Data Breach Jackson Lewis P.C.
Apr
1
2024
California’s AB 3129 Continues National Trend of Scrutinizing Private Equity Investments in the Health Care Industry Polsinelli PC
Apr
1
2024
California DPR Announces Webinar to be Held on April 23, 2024, to Discuss Proposed Registration Fee Increase Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Apr
1
2024
California Seeks To Delay Demise Of California Climate Related Disclosure Statutes, But Why? Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Mar
29
2024
California Legislator Considers Digital Advertising Tax McDermott Will & Emery
Mar
29
2024
New California Law Hikes Worker Pay in Fast Casual Restaurants Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mar
29
2024
California DOJ Plans to Use Cartwright Act to Revive Criminal Enforcement Efforts McDermott Will & Emery
Mar
29
2024
Cal/OSHA Releases Model Workplace Violence Prevention Plan Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Mar
29
2024
Unleashing AB 2216: Will Fido Have a Leg Up on Landlords? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Mar
29
2024
California Clarifies Fast Food Minimum Wage Law Taking Effect April 1; Governor OKs Stadium, Airport Worker Exemption Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mar
28
2024
REMOVED!: CIPA Lawsuit Against Mattress Firm Hits Federal Court Troutman Amin, LLP
Mar
28
2024
Governor Signs Bill to Exempt Certain Businesses from Fast Food Minimum Wage Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mar
28
2024
Can A Member Bring a Derivative Action on Behalf of a California Nonprofit Corporation? Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Mar
27
2024
California’s Workplace Violence Prevention Plan Requirements: Insights as the July 1 Deadline Approaches [Podcast] Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mar
27
2024
Coming to California Workplaces this Summer – Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mar
27
2024
Top Legal Challenges for the Automotive Industry in 2024 ArentFox Schiff LLP
Mar
27
2024
GeTtin SALTy Episode 25: California Budget and Legislative Update: A Conversation with CalTax's Peter Blocker [Podcast] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mar
26
2024
WARN Act Issues to Navigate for the Restaurant Industry Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mar
26
2024
Effective April 1, California’s ‘Fast Act’ Covers More Than ‘Fast Food,’ Comes with Significant Implications Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mar
25
2024
Never Work Another Friday, America! Bernie Sanders Unveils 32-Hour Workweek Proposal Proskauer Rose LLP
Mar
25
2024
Further Updates to the CPPA Proposed Regulations: Risk Assessments and Automated Decisionmaking Technology Mintz
Mar
25
2024
California PFAS Ban in Products: 6th Largest Global Economy Enters the Fray CMBG3 Law
Mar
25
2024
California Legislator Proposes to Enhance Criminal Fines for California, but Not Delaware, Business Entities Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Mar
25
2024
Recent Updates to State and Federal Climate Disclosure Laws Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Mar
25
2024
A Win for Consistency Evaluations Under CEQA Guidelines 15183: Court Rules that Public Controversy is not a Basis for Additional Environmental Review Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Mar
24
2024
CPPA Board Holds Meeting on Revised Draft Regulations for Risk Assessment and Automated Decisionmaking Technology Hunton Andrews Kurth
Mar
23
2024
Cal/OSHA Standards Board Makes Last-Minute Change and the Proposed Indoor Heat Regulation Is Approved With Questionable Vote Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
 

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