Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Legalized in California

California will become the first state in the country to officially legalize motorcycle lane-splitting, although the practice has been allowed for decades. Assembly Bill 51, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown late Friday, legally defines lane-splitting for the first time, the practice of motorcyclists riding between lanes to move quickly through traffic. The law, with specifics…

What to Expect at a Labor Commission Hearing

Just about every employer in California, big or small, will encounter the state’s dreaded Labor Commission. Also known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), it was established to adjudicate wage claims, investigate discrimination and public works complaints, and enforce Labor Code statutes and Industrial Welfare Commission orders. Therefore any current or past employee…