Archives for February 2013

California Legislation Introduced to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

It is often said–and accurately so–that what begins in California frequently spreads to other states, whether cuisine, fashion or legal trends.  But to understand how the seeds of legal change are germinated even before coming to fruition in Sacramento, one must look to the city council halls of a few key California metropolitan area where […]

Recognizing Risks Arising from Invasion of Privacy Claims in the Workplace

Kent Schmidt and Jessica Linehan One of the most significant liabilities that a company in California faces relates to claims that it has invaded an individual’s privacy rights.  While many claims are brought by consumers, a significant number of claims are filed every day by employees.  It is prudent to consider employee privacy concerns. As […]