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Labor Law Seminar at City Hall, Thursday, Feb. 1

Governor Jerry Brown signed more than 800 new bills into law in October of 2017. Many of these new laws significantly impact employers, including:

•    Changes to California’s minimum wage,
•    The expansion of parental leaves of absence to employers with 20 employees,
•    Measures limiting information employers can ask job applicants about salary and criminal history; and
•    New requirements for mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.

Register now for the Labor Law Seminar and be informed on which measures were signed into law and how these new laws will impact you in the New Year!

 

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Calif. Assemblyman Frazier slams illegal communications between DWR, State Water Board

By Dan Bacher | January 21, 2018 |  
SACRAMENTO – On January 18, Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, issued a statement responding to alleged unlawful ex parte communications between the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources regarding the proposed Delta Tunnels outlined in complaints filed by Delta region local governments, public agencies and advocacy organizations.
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Immigration attorney makes presentation, update on DACA to Elk Grove Democratic Club

Tiffanie S. Sharp. |  January 9, 2017 |

At today's monthly meeting of the Elk Grove-South County Democratic club members heard a presentation and update on DACA.
The presentation was made by Sacramento-based immigration and international attorney Tiffani S. Sharp.
The entire presentation can be heard in the podcast posted below.

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Calif. Legislators Jackson, Muratsuchi reintroduce bill to halt new federal offshore oil drilling

By Dan Bacher | January 8, 2018 | 
In response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement on January 4 to open federal waters along the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf Coasts to new federal offshore oil and gas drilling, two California legislators are reintroducing legislation to protect the state from new federal offshore oil drilling.

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Political Reform Act 40th Anniversary

Political Reform Act 40th Anniversary

Sacramento -- 1974 is an infamous year when the Watergate scandal brought down Richard Nixon's presidency exposing extreme corruption in politics, government, elected officials and their cronies.  

Desiring a transparent government, California's lawmakers enacted the Political Reform Act of 1974 creating the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) that, according to current Chairperson Jodi Remke, "focuses meaningful reform through smart, effective disclosure" of political contributions, expenditures and lobbying.

To commemorate this landmark legislation's 40th anniversary, UOP's McGeorge School of Law sponsored an extensive group of legal panelists to discuss political reform issues and accomplishments titled, "A Dynamic Look at the Past, Present and Future."  Organizing this informative event is The Capital Center for Public Law and Policy.

Film Moblization Rally Urges Support for AB 1839 and Tax Incentives for Filmmakers

Film Moblization Rally Urges Support for AB 1839 and Tax Incentives for Filmmakers

More than 250 California Filmmakers rallied at the State Capitol today to urge passage of AB1839, a law to support California jobs by providing tax incentives for film production companies who film in California.

Union representatives and non-union actors and crew members carried signs and showcased their skills by demonstrating green screen technology and the art of foley, specialized sound effects for film.

A variety of speakers told the crowd how filmmaking jobs supports local busineses and the overall California economy.

Introduced by Assemblymembers Raul Bocanegra (Dist 39-San Fernando) and Mike Gatto (Dist 43-Burbank), the bill has approval from the CA Assembly and now needs passage in the CA Senate.

Election Day Smiles

Election Day Smiles

Sacramento -- Voters may be scarce for Tuesday's election, yet smiles are abundant at the Vietnamese Community Center on Elder Creek Road. Sacramento County Election Officials Jacqueline Alonso, Nina Castro, Colleen DeLa Rosa and Tan Nguyen greet all voters with prompt assistance, helpful information and friendly smiles as conscientious citizens exert our precious right to elect government representatives and decide public issues. When asked to sum up Tuesday's voters, all four election officials say, ''Thank you for voting!" I say, "If you didn't vote Tuesday, don't complain to me later!"

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