Panic Buttons: What Hotel Owners Need to Know About Unions and New Ordinance in Long Beach, CA – By Jim Butler

Voters in Long Beach, California passed an initiative in November 2018 that affects all hotels in Long Beach with more than 50 hotel rooms. The Hotel Workplace Requirements and Restrictions Initiative Ordinance, known as the 'Panic Button Initiative' places new requirements and restrictions on hotel owners and puts non-union hotels at a disadvantage.

Take 5 Steps Now to Avoid Trouble With California’s New Privacy Act – By Jim Butler

Despite a general effective date of January 1, 2020, there are 5 steps that anyone doing business in California should take now to avoid problems under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the Act) when it becomes effective. As a follow up to his original article explaining the important provisions of the Act, my partner Bob Braun provides us an important update on recent regulatory activity concerning the Act and provides practical guidance on what needs to be done now.