capitol nixonCredit: Andrew Nixon / Capital Public RadioA new law requires most employees in the state to receive sexual harassment training starting next year. But it may pose a challenge for large institutions — including state government.

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would change the status of most gig economy workers—along with many other independent contractors.

Use of force bill passes Assembly which would require police to justify the killing of a suspect by showing the action was necessary to protect the officer’s life. Under current law, police only need to show the action was reasonable under these circumstances.

Stories by Scott Rodd.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

 

 

 

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