gettyimages 667585627Californians now have sweeping new rights over the privacy of their data, although enforcement of the new law won't start until mid-2020.

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo: California's new digital privacy law takes effect on Jan. 1 - Saul Gravy / Getty Images/Ikon Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

gav gen14Domestic partnerships used to be the only option for same-sex couples, who didn’t gain permanent legal marriage rights until 2013. Now, a new law makes them available to all California couples.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

(Photo: In this July 11, 2019 file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom talks with reporters at his office. Legislation to allow all Californians to register as domestic partners instead of marrying was signed into law by Gov. Newsom Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

 

 

 

 

 

cap genNearly all employers in California will now be required to train their employees in sexual harassment prevention.

Story by Scott Rodd.

(Photo: The California State Capitol on September 12, 2017 - Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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