Western Growers along with a coalition of trade and consumer advocacy organizations commented on the Reagan-Udall Foundation report, which proposes reforms to the Food and Drug Administration's Human Foods Program.

The letter to Dr. Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, follows up on comments made by De Ann Davis, SVP of Science with Western Growers, last week. 

Kara Timmins

On December 7, 2022, President Biden signed the "Speak Out Act." ("Speak Out").  "Speak Out" voids in as unenforceable any non-disclosure or non-disparagement agreement related to workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault.  The Act bars employers from enforcing such agreements with former or current employees, independent contractors, providers of goods and services, and consumers that contain a non-disclosure and non-disparagement provision prohibiting any discussion related to sexual assault or harassment.

The approach of a new year always presents a great opportunity for employers to review and, as necessary, revise existing policies and practices. Immigration documentation in the workplace has seen some significant changes over the past year with further developments expected in 2023. Below are a few key tips to help you remain complaint in the new year.

Teresa McQueen

On December 13, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), by a 3-2 majority, issued a very “consequential” decision in the case of Thryv, Inc. and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Like the ALRB, the NLRB’s standard remedy for unlawful terminations include backpay directly related to lost payroll and fringe benefits.


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