Business

AB 2257 to Broaden AB5 Worker Re-Classification Law for Professionals

    Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media After months of protests and tough negotiations with representatives from various industries, California lawmakers have released an updated list of professions that could be exempted from AB 5, the controversial worker re-classification law that went into effect Jan 1. AB 2257, a new bill that revises some…

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Bill Wants to Force Food Delivery Apps to Get Restaurants’ Approval First

By Tanu Henry | California Black Media     Jonathan Burgess co-owns Burgess Brothers with his twin brother Matthew. It is a popular American bistro-slash-barbecue restaurant and food supply company based in Sacramento. Locals treasure them for their delicious waffles; handcrafted gourmet barbecue sauce; sweet and spicy smoked sausages; among other specialties.   The African American entrepreneur says small family-owned businesses like his are tempted by what digital food delivery services might offer them: A broader customer base and online advertising on highly trafficked apps. But that exposure…

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Circle City Broadcasting Files Racial Discrimination Suit Against AT&T

  INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Circle City Broadcasting, parent company to WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23, has filed suit against AT&T. READ: See the full lawsuit The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, claims “intentional misconduct” by AT&T. On Sept. 19, 2019, the stations were acquired from Nexstar Media Group by Circle City Broadcasting,…

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Judges Rule Evictions Can Resume Sept. 2; Lawmakers Push for Renter Safety Net

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media With a 19-1 vote, the Judicial Council of California voted to end two emergency rules that put temporary halts on evictions and foreclosures. They are scheduled to expire at midnight on Sept. 1. According to TenantsTogether.org, more than 16 million people in California are renters, and 64% of California’s…

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California’s Political Leaders Praise Biden’s Selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Kamala Harris     By Tanu Henry | California Black Media Political leaders in California are praising presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden for tapping California’s junior U.S. Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. “Harris selection makes me so optimistic.I am thrilled about the conversations Senator Harris will be having with Americans all around…

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