Tag: Laws

It’s about time

Let’s face it, law and legal stuff can be pretty scary, sometimes.   Take the young lady who came into our library.  Seems she had been sued for a breach of contract.  A while back.  Seems she didn’t know about the awesomeness of her local county law library (i.e. the RCLL) so she pulled a response from somewhere off the Internet and filed it. You can imagine her surprise and chagrin when, 30 days later, she was served with a demurrer to her answer.  Wait, what?!  Can the plaintiff...

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Ready or Not, Here They Come!

If history has taught us anything, a new year always brings with it new laws.  2018 is no exception as is evident by the 900+ new laws becoming effective this year.  While there is not enough room to examine each and every new law, following are some of the big ones (or ones we at the RCLL get questions about more often): Assembly Bill (“AB”) 168 which holds that the salary history of job applicants can only be disclosed voluntarily (i.e. you don’t have to tell a perspective...

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Keep Your Thumbs on the Wheel

Governor Brown has signed a number of bills to take effect on January 1, 2017. One such bill is Assembly Bill 1785 which has been added to the existing Vehicle Code 23123.5. This new bill will further restrict the use of mobile devices while driving. While we all know at this point that it is against the law to use a mobile device to talk or text while driving, this law expands restrictions to include the holding and operating of a mobile device while driving. And yes, this means no more selfies...

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Bag and Tag the “Perfect” Christmas Tree

Are you interested in cutting your own Christmas tree this year?  Well, don’t cut it just yet!  There are some legal guidelines you must follow. Sure, there are.  The first step is obtaining a permit through the forest you would like to search in. For example, if you want to snag a tree out of the San Bernardino County forest, you need a special Christmas Tree permit.  Who knew?  Contact your nearest forest district office for more details. Once you obtain your permit, you aren’t clear to go...

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