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Save the Date: DCA’s Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day is May 22

Get ready for DCA’s 6th annual Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day, which will be held on Wednesday, May 22, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at DCA headquarters at 1625 North Market Blvd. in Sacramento’s Natomas area. This year’s event will feature ideas and solutions on how to protect and preserve the environment, information on…

California: Be Wildfire Aware Today!

Governor Gavin Newsom Declares May 5-11 ‘Wildfire Preparedness Week’ Thousands of wildfires strike California every year, many outside of what was traditionally considered “fire season.” Years of drought have resulted in tinder-dry landscapes and 18 million dead trees across the state, which prompted California Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in March…

Consumers: Let DCA Empower You!

Follow us on “The DCA Page,” Facebook, and Twitter for great tips all week starting March 3! DCA’s great resources, programs, publications, social media alerts, and much more are available year-round, but pay special attention March 3-9 during National Consumer Protection Week (#NCPW2019) as we spotlight valuable tools! We’re proud to be a partner during the 21st annual…

UCLA Releases First U.S. Study of Labor Conditions in Nail Salons

More than three-fourths of nail salon employees are low-wage workers, according to a new UCLA report that is the first to examine the multibillion-dollar nail salon industry nationally with a focus on labor conditions. The report, “Nail Files: A Study of Nail Salon Workers and Industry in the United States,” by the UCLA Labor Center…

Cannabis Update: New Regulations Approved

The Office of Administrative Law has approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain from cultivation to retail, superseding emergency regulations that were put in place as the legal sale and production of nonmedical cannabis began a year ago. The new regulations are now in effect. The previous emergency regulations were adopted by…

Mental Health Plays Costly Role in Workplace

Nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Recently, a nationally representative poll conducted for global business news website Quartz revealed that 18 percent of respondents said they experience anxiety or depression to the…

Gender Equality Comes to the Cash Register

When it comes to style, men and women pay the same A couple years ago, the New York  City Department of Consumer Affairs announced the results of its study titled “From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer,” focusing on gender pricing disparities among products sold locally. The study compared nearly 800…

New Video Chronicles Workers’ Rights Town Halls

New resource supplements other workers’ rights education materials In 2017, the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) held two public town hall events—one in Northern California and one in Southern California—to educate its licensees on the important topic of workers’ rights and responsibilities. A snapshot of those events in the form of a video…

This ‘Spice’ is Not Nice—It’s Dangerous

Health officials warn of synthetic drugs’ potentially deadly consequences You may have heard the term “synthetic marijuana.” Contrary to its name, it is not marijuana at all, but a product made of synthetic drugs that affect the brain in a similar way as the active ingredient in cannabis. Also called synthetic cannabinoids, “spice” also goes…

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