How "Yelp Bill" Could Affect Your Business

Companies that retaliate on consumers who post negative reviews could now be fined thousands of dollars. 
Californias newly signed "Yelp Bill" also prohibits companies from including nondisparagement clauses in consumer contracts. Scott Michelman, an attorney with Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy firm, says this law will make it easier for consumers to speak honestly about their experiences with a company, but this doesn't make companies powerless.  Other states are likely to follow California's lead.