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Uber, Lyft might ask unions to help block contractors law

July 03, 2019 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) As a bill that makes all ride-hail drivers employees rather than contractors works its way through the state Senate, Uber and Lyft have reportedly met with large union groups, including the Service Employees Internal Union, in an attempt to negotiate a loophole to AB 5.

California Opens Door to More Non-Lawyer Roles, Tech Solutions

July 02, 2019 | Bloomberg Law
The new rules could open up Big Law firms, at least in California, to greater competition from “New Law” providers and the Big Four accounting firms that have been so far limited from practicing law in the U.S. They could also provide an avenue for law firms to receive outside investors to foster spending on tech or new business lines.

Juvenile justice change is focus of Sac State-led conference

July 02, 2019 | Sacramento State News
Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this year announced his intention to end juvenile imprisonment in California for most youth, and to replace it with county programs that emphasize mental health care, education and rehabilitation. Under Newsom’s plan, the state Division of Juvenile Justice would move from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and become a new division under the Health and Human Services Agency.
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