Calif. Workplace Suits To Multiply Under Spate Of New Laws

Law360, San Diego (October 17, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills over the last few weeks that boost protections for at-home caregivers, outdoor laborers, and immigrant and veteran employees, legislation that lawyers say will collectively drive up wage-and-hour and discrimination litigation in the state.

With the fifth-worst unemployment rate in the nation, 8.9 percent, California is preparing for a host of new laws that expand rights for various categories of workers but do nothing to make it easier to run a business in the state or entice out-of-state employers to...
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