California Bill Treats Contractors as Employees

Associations Now

A groundbreaking bill passed by the California Senate extends labor protections and employee benefits to many workers previously considered contractors. California lawmakers approved a landmark bill requiring companies to designate freelancers or independent contractors as employees.

Associations and the California Consumer Privacy Act

Nimble AMS

Associations should consider upcoming privacy legislation in California that gives their members ownership, control, and security of their personal information. What is the California Consumer Privacy Act? The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?protects

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California Bill Redefines Standards for Employment Status

Associations Now

A bill that would extend labor protections and employee benefits to many workers previously considered independent contractors is making its way through the California Senate. This would apply not just to associations headquartered in California, but any U.S.

Journalism Groups Sue California Over Independent Contractor Law

Associations Now

In a lawsuit, the groups argue that California Assembly Bill 5, which limits how much an employer may use freelance workers without classifying them as employees, is an unconstitutional restriction on speech and the media.

What Associations Should Know About California’s AB 5

Associations Now

California’s “gig economy” law has created a lot of questions for organizations that hire independent contractors in the state. California’s law was a wake-up call, and other states are considering similar legislation. California’s test eliminates the gray area.

California Contractor Bill Will Have Far-Reaching Impact, Associations Say

Associations Now

Several associations are raising concerns about a recently passed California measure that was touted as targeting gig economy businesses, saying it could bring new costs and workforce challenges in many other industries that rely on contractors.

Pushback on California Privacy Law Picks Up

Associations Now

California’s new data privacy law, in the mold of Europe’s GDPR, is leading the tech and advertising industries to push for federal legislation that would standardize the rules—and soften some of the California law’s requirements.

California Power Outages: Associations Offer Assistance, Speak Up

Associations Now

As PG&E enacts major shutdowns of its power grid in a bid to prevent wildfires, groups in California’s medical and grocery fields have been working to find ways to serve vulnerable communities. In response to these concerns, California Gov.

Nonprofit Alliance Seeks Amendment to California Data Privacy Law

Associations Now

Nonprofits are concerned about negative effects that could come from a new California law regulating how organizations collect and use personal data. The post Nonprofit Alliance Seeks Amendment to California Data Privacy Law appeared first on Associations Now

What California’s New Diversity Law Says About Boards

Associations Now

California’s just-passed law requiring women to have a place on the boards of public companies reflects wide interest in seeing added diversity in boardrooms, including in nonprofits. The post What California’s New Diversity Law Says About Boards appeared first on Associations Now

Forestry Group Looks at Big Picture Amid California Wildfires

Associations Now

The Alameda County Firefighters Association Local 55 recently launched a GoFundMe to raise money for firefighters from Redding, California, who have continued to fight the Carr wildfire despite losing their homes in the disaster. This has been a wake-up call for California.

California Group Helps Shape Water Conservation Policies

Associations Now

After years of drought, California saw a deluge of rain and snow. As the governor lifts the drought emergency status, the Association of California Water Agencies is helping inform the next conservation policy moves.

California Meeting Facilities Work With Drought Conditions

Associations Now

A years-long drought in California has made water conservation a priority for convention centers and other meeting venues across the state. Some of the largest convention centers in California have had water-conservation initiatives in place for a while but are working to expand them.

California Uber Ruling Boosts Taxi Associations, Unions

Associations Now

A recent California Labor Commission ruling found that a former Uber driver should have been considered an employee—a conclusion that could bolster the case against Uber’s policy of treating drivers as contractors. “The NLA commends the state of California.

“Airbnb for Water” Teams With Association to Battle California Drought

Associations Now

A startup is working with the Western Growers Association to get its irrigation system up and running in a place that really needs it: drought-stricken California. Water—or, actually, the lack of it—is a pretty serious issue in California these days.

Why These California Groups Shifted on Medical Marijuana

Associations Now

Since 1996, medical marijuana has been legal in California—but regulatory efforts have remained limited and largely local, with some groups opposing statewide regulation for nearly two decades.

California Realtors Get Tough on Ethics Violations

Associations Now

In a move designed to boost accountability in the industry, the California Association of Realtors announced last week that it would publish information about member ethics violations on its website—albeit in a members-only section.

Extreme Weather Extends California Ski Season Into Summer

Associations Now

This summer, people will be able to surf and ski in the same day as some of California’s ski resorts stay open into the summer, thanks to the winter’s unusually high snowfall. The post Extreme Weather Extends California Ski Season Into Summer appeared first on Associations Now

The Story Behind California’s Mandatory Vaccination Law

Associations Now

A newly signed law in California says parents cannot turn down a vaccination for their children for religious reasons or personal beliefs. With Senate Bill 277 (SB 277), California joins Mississippi and West Virginia in barring nonmedical exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

A Revival: California Rural Health Association Reorganizes

Associations Now

After closing its doors early last year, the California State Rural Health Association has recently been making a comeback. “The short version is we had a near-fiscal-death experience,” board member Will Ross told California Healthline.

NAACP Secures Changes to California Marijuana Initiative

Associations Now

After successfully voicing their concerns about how a marijuana legalization measure could negatively impact African American and Latino urban communities in California, the state’s NAACP chapter endorsed the ballot initiative.

How California’s Gig Economy Law Could Reshape Your Freelancer Pool

Associations Now

While intended to target services such as Uber and Lyft, the added restrictions of California Assembly Bill 5 could create challenges for associations that rely on freelance help. The post How California’s Gig Economy Law Could Reshape Your Freelancer Pool appeared first on Associations Now

Native American Group Cheers California Ban of “Redskins” Mascot

Associations Now

In California, however, the term “redskin” will soon be retired from use by the state’s high school sports teams. The California law has drawn complaints from four communities where the mascot name is still used.

The California Consumer Privacy Act: Best Practices for Preparing Your Association

ReviewAMS

Guest post by Jake Fabbri, CMO of Fonteva Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a new data privacy law that will impact associations throughout the US.

California Association Turns Farm Workers Into Farm Owners

Associations Now

An organic farming association in Northern California trains immigrant field workers how to manage their own farms. Many of the farmers-in-training are immigrants from Mexico who have picked harvests up and down California.

With Ebola Scare, California Nurses Push For Strict Safety Standards

Associations Now

After a possible Ebola case surfaced in Sacramento, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United called for transparency and strict adherence to CDC protocols among hospitals and health agencies. California nurses are not taking any chances with the Ebola virus.

California’s Plastic-Bag Ban Could Be on the Ropes

Associations Now

The plastics industry wants to bag California’s SB 270—and they’re a step closer to doing just that. “We are pleased that California voters will have an opportunity to reverse the Legislature’s misguided policy.” Missouri, Compromised?

From the Corner Office: Dave Murillo, ACEC California

Association Adviser

January 2013 -- Leadership This month, the Corner Office spotlight shines on Dave Murillo, director of member services for the American Council of Engineering Companies of California.

California Realtors Group Publishing Ethics Violations

Associations Now

To educate its members and the public about unethical behavior in the real estate industry, the California Realtors Association recently began hosting a database of violations and subsequent disciplinary actions on its website.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and New York SHIELD Act for Associations, Nonprofits, and Other 501(c) Organizations

Delcor

Most recently, California and New York have expanded their data privacy protections by enacting the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act. California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

California’s Nut Producers Have a Costly Problem: Organized Crime

Associations Now

40K The weight, in pounds, of the truck shipment recently stolen from a California nut producer. Sophisticated thieves have been making life pretty difficult for California’s nut industry, and that’s prompted some of the region’s trade groups to fight back.

California Medical Association No Longer Opposes Physician Aid in Dying

Associations Now

The California Medical Association became the first state medical group to change its position on assisted suicide last week. CMA announced that it would no longer oppose the proposed End-of-Life Option Act, a physician-aid-in-dying bill currently moving through the California legislature.

New Trade Group to Help California Wines Cross the Pacific

Associations Now

The new California Wine Association is stepping in to help the state’s wineries go truly global. California wines most notably caught the French by surprise nearly four decades ago when they took top honors in a blind-tasting event that has come to be known as the Judgment of Paris.

California Teachers’ Unions Promise Appeal After Tenure Ruling

Associations Now

A court decision that threatens to upend the tenure model used in K-12 public schools throughout California—and by extension, the rest of the country—is drawing some strong reactions this week. State of California , Judge Rolf M.

Back From The Dead: California Rural Health Association Reorganizes

Associations Now

After closing its doors early last year, the California State Rural Health Association has recently been making a comeback. “The short version is we had a near-fiscal-death experience,” board member Will Ross told California Healthline.

California Medical Group Issues Guidance on Physician Aid In Dying

Associations Now

The California Medical Association issued a 15-page document that aims to answer physician and patient questions about the recently passed End of Life Option Act. The post California Medical Group Issues Guidance on Physician Aid In Dying appeared first on Associations Now

“Paper or Plastic?” California Answers That Question for Residents

Associations Now

A Win for Franchisors Also this week, California Gov. The single-use plastic bag—that scourge of environmentalists—may become a thing of the past in California. CGA says the law “will bring uniformity to California, while further reducing the use of plastic bags.”

Beyond Dollars and Cents: Bitcoin Foundation Faces Scrutiny in California

Associations Now

The Bitcoin Foundation, which represents advocates of the controversial online currency, hasn’t received the warmest welcome in California. “Thus, there is no issuer of Bitcoin that would be subject to licensure as a money transmitter under California law.”

California Wine Group Works to Promote All of State’s Wine Regions

Associations Now

With its Discover California Wines Road Trip series, the Wine Institute of California hopes to draw visitors’ attention to the virtues of the state’s lesser-known wine regions and provide unexpected tips about its most popular Northern California wine region.

An Open letter to Crowdfunding Companies from the California Association of Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: The crowdfunding industry has sponsored legislation in California to clarify what is legally permissible. The California Association of Nonprofits is seeking feedback from the broader nonprofit community about these proposed guidelines.