California’s newest cannabis legislation AB 2188 offers protection to workers whose off-work conduct includes the use of cannabis. Set to take effect January 1, 2024, AB 2188 will make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual in any terms and conditions of employment if that discrimination is based on the individual’s use of cannabis off the job and away from work.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reminding buyers and sellers of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables subject to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) of the actions that must be taken for a seller to preserve their PACA trust rights in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or electronic invoicing (collectively, “EDI”) systems.

Buyers of commodities subject to the PACA must provide a means for sellers to preserve their PACA trust rights for transactions made in EDI systems.

Bryan Nickerson

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