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New California Laws Taking Effect in 2019

Governor Brown signed more than 1,000 new laws which took effect after the new year. Every bill signed by the Governor took effect January 1, unless otherwise noted. It’s hard to keep track of all the new laws so we’re breaking the ones that may actually affect your day-to-day life. New California Labor Laws Senate […]

New REAL ID Law | Updated 1/14/19

Do I need a REAL ID? The next time you renew your driver license or ID card, you’ll have to choose between two different types of cards: REAL ID Compliant Driver License/ID cards and Federal Non-Compliant Drivers License/ID cards. The deadline to get a REAL ID card, should you choose to go this route will  […]

Safest Cars of 2019 and What Safety Features to Look out For

Aside from appearance and performance, most car buyers would rank safety as one of the most important factors to consider when car buying. We understand that keeping our families and pets safe depends on the safety of our transportation. But we may not fully understand what safety features to look out for. That’s why 1-800-THE-LAW2 is […]

Should My Employer Pay me for Working off the Clock?

The short answer is: yes. If you’re an hourly or non-exempt employee in California, the Supreme Court has ruled that workers must be paid for time spent completing tasks like locking up after work. The California Supreme Court says that the unpaid time is wage theft. The ruling is a result of a year’s long […]

California Among Worst in “Worst States to Drive In” Report

Source: WalletHub According to Wallethub, California ranked 47th on a best to worst ranking system. Outranked by only three states: Maryland, Washington and Hawaii. California performed the worst in categories like traffic, highest car theft rate, and highest average gas prices. California did rank number 1 in other categories like access to vehicles and maintenance, […]

L.A. City Attorney Files Lawsuits Against Three Port Truck Companies

Port Trucking Industry Pressured to Stop Breaking Labor Laws The city of Los Angeles has filed lawsuits against three trucking companies operating out of Southern California ports, for allegedly denying wages and benefits to drivers illegally classified as independent contractors rather than employees. The three companies named in the lawsuits are CMI Transportation LLC, K&R […]

New Year. New Laws. Everything You Need to Know.

Vehicle Fees (Senate Bill 1) On January 1 a new vehicle tax will go into effect. The tax is to be paid annually with registration, and will range from $25 to $175 depending on the value of the car: Vehicles worth between $0 and $4,999: $25 fee increase Vehicles worth between $5,000 and $24,999: $50 […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Risks and Tips

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Personal Injuries and Package Theft This year, nearly 164 million Americans plan to shop during Thanksgiving weekend which includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you’re one there are some thing to keep in mind while shopping in store or online. Personal injuries are often caused by the thousands of […]

Ford to Inspect and Repair 1.3 million Explorers over Exhaust Fumes

In September of 2016 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it would investigate owner complaints related to dangerous exhaust fumes leaking into the Explorer’s cabin. The complaints stated that fumes were seeping into the compartment when the vehicle was operating at full throttle, or when the air conditioning system was in re-circulation mode. […]

Avoiding Online Car-Buying Fraud

Buying Used is Buying Smart, When Done Right Everyone likes to save money and get discounts, but when buying a used car online sometimes what you think is saving money can cost you big. With car sales taking place online there is a new market for car-buying fraud. We’ve all heard of craiglist horror stories. […]