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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compiled a list of the federal and state laws that apply to California businesses of different sizes, and selected two industries within that state to illustrate compliance with selected laws, focusing on the: (1) requirements of federal and state laws affecting the workplace, tax-related, and environmental practices of California manufacturing firms of different sizes; (2) assistance available to firms to help identify applicable laws and understand their implications on operations; and (3) impact workplace and tax laws have had on the human resource operations at firms in the high-tech electronics and aerospace industries.

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