Businesses large and small are leaving the state or closing their doors. California businesses face more taxation, regulation and litigation than any other state in the country. Whether large companies are being hammered with class action lawsuits or small businesses are threatened with litigation over alleged ADA violations, California’s legal climate is a markedly unfriendly one.
California continues to rank near the bottom of countless studies of business and legal climates. Additionally, 95 percent of respondents in a recent survey of California small business owners felt that the state’s laws favor those who sue.
Why it Matters
Other states with more business-friendly climates are actively recruiting California businesses and some have been successful. Frivolous and predatory lawsuits have closed down many small businesses. Both results are devastating to local communities and the entire state, resulting in higher unemployment rates and decreased tax revenue for local and state government.
Stop the Abuse
Tell your legislators we want reforms that encourage businesses to remain in California. Click here to send a letter encouraging your elected officials to vote for legal reforms that will protect and creat jobs.
For our state to get back on track, we need more jobs and fewer lawsuits. Hang this sign in your business to let everyone know we need more jobs, not more lawsuits.
Closer to home, think before you file a lawsuit – litigation should be a last resort, not a first.Closer to home, think before you file a lawsuit – litigation should be a last resort, not a first.