This post was authored by Lisa S. Charbonneau.

Under Article XI, Sections 4 and 5 of the California Constitution, charter cities and counties have exclusive authority to regulate and determine their own municipal affairs, free from intrusion by the state.  These provisions of the Constitution are collectively referred to as the municipal affairs clause


This blog post was authored by Steven Tang

A few recent regulatory changes regarding Workers’ Compensation and Paid Family Leave go into effect on July 1, 2014.  Agencies should update their applicable policies, practices and/or forms accordingly.

Physician Predesignation Requirements Altered

Under Workers’ Compensation regulations, employees may be treated for an industrial injury by a