Cheryl Miller

Zenefits, Resolving Overtime Claims, Pays $3.4M to Misclassified Employees

Cheryl Miller

Human resources startup Zenefits will pay $3.4 million to 743 current and former employees the company misclassified as exempt from overtime and minimum wage rules, the U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday.

Calif. Pushes Internet Privacy Rules That Trump Repealed

Cheryl Miller

California on Monday joined more than a dozen other states that have introduced internet privacy legislation after Republicans in Washington and the Trump administration repealed Obama-era rules limiting what AT&T, Comcast and other broadband providers can disclose about their customers' online habi

Lyft, Uber Tell Agency to Stop Thinking About Driver Fingerprints

Cheryl Miller

Lawyers for ride-hailing companies Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. subsidiary Rasier-CA are urging a state agency not to adopt a driver-fingerprint requirement because the California Legislature has not mandated the practice.

Contra Costa DA, Latest Prosecutor Facing Scrutiny, Quits After Perjury Plea

Cheryl Miller

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson resigned from office Wednesday, shortly before he pleaded no contest to a felony perjury charge. He was the first district attorney in decades to face removal from office in a proceeding initiated by a civil grand jury. In recent years, a number of

Napa Judge, Accused of Stealing Business Card Holders, Faces Discipline

Cheryl Miller

A Napa County judge faces reprimand for allegedly stealing—and later returning—several pricey business card holders from a San Francisco social club. A commission accused Superior Court Judge Michael Williams of willful misconduct, prejudicial conduct that brings disrepute to the judicial office and

Becerra Says Sessions Should 'Worry About His Own Problems,' Not Marijuana

Cheryl Miller

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants congressional leaders to drop a budget rider that effectively bars him from pursuing medical marijuana providers under federal anti-drug laws. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, appearing at a Public Policy of California event Tuesday, said Sessions

Calif., 10 Other States Sue Feds Over Delayed Obama-Era Energy Rules

Cheryl Miller

Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday for allegedly delaying efficiency standards for five consumer products, adding to the string of legal actions his office has taken against the Trump administration.

Six Key Updates in California's Latest Marijuana Regulatory Proposal

Cheryl Miller

State lawmakers on Monday unveiled compromise marijuana regulation legislation that attempts to meld rules for recreational and medical growing, sales and use. Here are six key changes.

S.F. City Attorney Subpoenas Uber, Lyft on Driver Practices

Cheryl Miller

San Francisco's city attorney on Monday stepped up his scrutiny of ride-hailing operations, issuing administrative subpoenas to Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. for records on driver practices and the services the companies offer to disabled riders.

California Says Goodbye to Eric Holder Contract (Sort Of)

Cheryl Miller

California's Assembly on Thursday ended its contract with Covington & Burling for guidance on fighting Trump administration policies—even as the state Senate pledged to continue working with the firm.

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