Hands-free texting may soon become a thing of the past in California, where a bill proposed by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, would ban the popular practice. Hands-free texting involves using dictation software to listen to and respond to text messages while on the go.
As yoga gains greater traction in the United States, it is fast becoming the next frontier when it comes to civil law and separation of religious and state institutions. The unique status of yoga as both a cultural/religious practice and a popular addition to a fitness routine makes for an interesting legal conversation, to say the least.
Human resources managers and corporate legal teams in California are rushing to update their manuals and policies after the passing of Assembly Bill 2386, which amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) in the Golden State. This means that starting January 1, 2013, any type of workplace discrimination against breastfeeding women will constitute a violation of the FEHA.
Welcome back for part 6 of 6 of the discussion of Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections. Last week we talked about the Three Hour Tarmac Rule. The topic for this week is a final summary of the overall impact of this new legislation on the aviation industry.
It’s been a magical run here the past few months, but my blogging time with the good folks of LexisNexis has come to an end. When I first started in January, the DOJ had finally announced it was reversing its long-held position that the Wire Act prohibits all forms of online gambling and instead, was adopting the position that the Wire Act only prohibits online sports gambling. Since then, we’ve chatted about prohibition, the failure of iGaming in D.C., sports gambling in New Jersey, and Utah becoming the first state in the nation to criminalize online poker playing.
Welcome back to part 4 of 6 of the discussion of Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections. Last week we talked about the new Full Fare Advertising rule. The topic for this week is the Oversales and Denied Boarding Compensation requirements.
Most working adults spend many of their waking hours at their workplace, so it is not surprising that this is where many people suffer injury. All employers in Los Angeles are required to have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) in place to maintain a safe working environment. Despite these efforts, nearly half a million California employees suffered injury at their workplace in 2009.