December 2015

Humboldt Provides Help for Priority Cultivation Licenses

Humboldt County recognized that Business and Profession Code Section 19321(c) provided that persons in operation and good standing with their local regulations were to be given priority by the State in getting licenses to cultivate, process, distribute, transport, and sell cannabis. 
Until this month, there was no way for a Humboldt County resident to prove that they were in good standing with Humboldt Regulations - largely because the regulations did not exist.


Janssen Malloy LLP supports Legal Services of Northern California

Janssen Malloy LLP continues in its tradition of commitment to Legal Services of Northern California ("LSNC").  Partner Mike Morrison served on the LSNC Board of Directors for 7 years. He was an active member until his term expired. Recently, the California State Bar appointed Janssen Malloy LLP partner Amelia Burroughs to continue in Mike's place as the representative on the LSNC Board from its Redwood Region. Amelia hopes to serve the Board with the same commitment and advocacy effort exhibited by Mike all these years.


California's Fair Pay Act

In October 2015, California’s Governor Brown signed into law equal pay protections for California employees.  The legislation authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson to strengthen the older California Equal Pay Act and to rectify gender wage inequality.  The Fair Pay Act protects employees who discuss their pay or seek to enforce their rights from discrimination or retaliation by employers.  Employees now have a more relaxed standard for claiming—in court or before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement—that they are not paid the same rate for substantially similar work due to gender.