Beginning in January 2021, the agricultural community in the Salinas Valley came together in an effort known as California Agricultural Neighbors (CAN).

Led by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Monterey County Farm Bureau (MCFB), CAN provided a roundtable opportunity to foster collaboration and discuss enhanced neighborly food safety practices when various agriculture operations such as leafy green fields, cattle ranches, vineyards and compost sites are adjacent to one another.

De Ann Davis

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to review the appeal of the California Trucking Association's (CTA's) challenge to California's independent contractor law, AB 5.

Now that the petition for certiorari (review) has been denied, an order to lift the preliminary injunction which has been in place for 2 ½ years preventing the enforcement of AB 5 against motor carriers while the CTA sought review by the Supreme Court, is expected to be transmitted within seven days.

Jason Resnick

If you are an employer utilizing algorithms and artificial intelligence to assist in your hiring practices, you’ll want to review the recently published guidelines offered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Many employers are increasingly using hiring technologies to help in new employee selection. The following are examples of technology used by employers: 

Teresa McQueen


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