California Codifies Lessons Learned from #MeToo

On October 10th California Governor, Gavin Newsome signed bills AB9 and AB51 – both to increase protections for workers. Both bills were inspired by and are direct responses to the #MeToo movement.  AB51  Bill AB51 prohibits employers from conditioning employment on acceptance of a mandatory arbitration agreement and retaliating against employees who choose not to …

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New Models for #platformcoop Design, Part 5: Reciprocal Ownership

In this series so far, we have analyzed the potential for a sistered for-profit entity and cooperative entity to separately optimize for financing and member-orientation.  Since publishing this series, I’ve received some good feedback from readers.  Some have asked about additional terms and benefits that could be designed into the TechCo – Cooperative “pre-nuptial” agreement. …

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