On Monday morning, August 19, 2019, Governor Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 392, a police use-of-force bill that redefines the circumstances under which the use of lethal force by a peace officer is considered justifiable. The law is intended to encourage law enforcement to increasingly rely on alternative methods such as less-lethal force or de-escalation

Healthcare.jpgThis blog post was authored by Jessica Frier

What is the so-called “individual mandate”?

Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals are required to maintain health insurance coverage, or face a tax penalty unless certain exemptions apply.  The individual mandate applies to all individuals except for the following:

  • Is a member of a recognized religion opposed to

This guest post was authored by Heather DeBlanc.

As you know, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require large employers to provide “substantially all” of its full-time employees (and their dependents) the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential coverage at an affordable rate.  Employers who fail to provide this will be assessed

This guest post was authored by Jennifer M. Rosner

Court House_Small_B&W.jpgNicholas Delia, a firefighter employed by the City of Rialto missed work after becoming ill on the job.  Suspicious of Delia’s extended absence, the City hired a private investigation firm to conduct surveillance on him.  When Delia was seen buying fiberglass insulation and other building supplies