Christopher B. Dolan

California law addresses safety for bicyclists

Cars must stay at least 3 feet away from people on bikes

Family First Coronavirus Response Act offers childcare help

Expanded Family Medical Leave Act accommodates working parents’ needs

New protections for SF employees tested for COVID-19 on the job

The City has stepped up to provide clarity in pandemic era’s time of uncertainty

Pertinent details about the timely CAREN Act

Proposed law aims to protect rights of minorities often victims of fraudulent emergency calls

Medical disability rights in the era of COVID-19

Those who cannot wear masks may register concerns with government agencies

Your rights when you are detained: Do you really get a phone call?

By Christopher Dolan and Casey Hultin Detained? No. Arrested and booked? Yes.…

Supreme Court decision a monumental ruling for LBGTQ rights

Anti-discrimination employment protections in Civil Rights Act extended across the U.S.

Is it legal to shoot video of police?

Most courts have held that the First Amendment gives individuals the right to document police officers in public

Constitutional rights must balance with need to protect public health

The bottom line is that the state may regulate civil liberties during an epidemic.

Our first amendment right to peacefully protest is sacrosanct

Curfews in and of themselves violate civil liberties. Public officials at every level of government are making arbitrary decisions

Aid is available for unemployed immigrants during the pandemic

Governor Newsom, through an executive order, created the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project

Protecting doctors who voice concerns about inadequate patient care

Physicians are supposed to be protected, even as hospitals wield significant power

What rights do physicians have when being denied protection from COVID-19?

Today’s question comes from Anonymous who asks: “I work in health care…

Discrimination and retaliation in reducing workforce is unlawful

Businesses do have the right to terminate or lay off employees when the needs of the business call for a reduction in force

Anti-Asian hate crimes and acts have increased during the COVID-19 Crisis

The sudden emergence of racist and violent attacks towards people of Asian…

California expands health care resources for uninsured, undocumented residents

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the state, it is imperative that every Californian be informed of their health care options

Employees affected by COVID-19 are entitled to use sick leave

All California employees accrue sick time at their jobs.

Can I take paid leave for possible coronavirus exposure?

Dear Mr. Dolan: Last week I was at a dinner party and…

Texting isn’t the only illegal phone activity while driving

This week’s question comes from Sandra in the Upper Haight, who writes:…

Who pays when at fault drivers are minimally insured?

This week’s question comes from Lydia in South San Francisco who asks:…