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Uber, Postmates Sue to Challenge California’s New Labor Law

SACRAMENTO — Ride-share company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates sued Monday to block a broad new California law aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to people who work as independent contractors. “This has thrown my life and the l...
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Should Therapists Be Mandatory Child Porn Reporters?

SACRAMENTO — The California Supreme Court revived a long-running debate Thursday when it reinstated a lawsuit over whether psychotherapists must tell authorities when patients report they are attracted to child...

Opponents Drop Bid to Block California Vaccination Law

SACRAMENTO — Opponents on Monday dropped their attempt to block California’s new law cracking down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations. They had floated two measures that could have put the Jan. 1 law on hol...

State Lawmakers Block Expansion of Data Privacy Law

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers blocked an effort to expand the state's sweeping new data privacy law Thursday, handing a victory to the tech industry as it faces mounting scrutiny over how it collects, stores and sells consumers' information. The Califor...
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May I Please Have a Straw for Me & a Soda for the Kid?

SACRAMENTO — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restauran...