According to the EPA, litigation which made the agency defendants in a lawsuit brought by the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides and others has been settled.  As the result of a stipulated injunction, the EPA is directed to reinstate a “no-spray” buffer zone to protect endangered or threatened Pacific salmon and steelhead.  The buffer zones apply to waters that support salmon in California, Oregon and Washington and are imposed on the following pesticides: carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, malathion and methomyl.

Hank Giclas

The Office of Compliance within the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is charged with addressing the agency’s enforcement and field programs. How much do you know about these programs and the FDA’s fresh produce sample collection assignments?  What do you need to know and do? Join us for a Lunch and Learn webinar to broaden your knowledge base and to share your thoughts.

Sonia Salas

Last week, the California Court of Appeal ruled that an employer must reimburse an employee for the reasonable expense of the mandatory use of a personal cell phone. California employers are already required to reimburse employees for necessary expenses incurred by the employees in carrying out their job duties (Labor Code sec. 2802).  The Court of Appeal concluded in Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. that "[i]f an employee is required to make work-related calls on a personal cell phone, then he or she is incurring an expense for the purposes of section 2802."


 

Jason Resnick

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