California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program – offered through the California Employment Development Department (EDD) – allows California workers to take paid leave to bond with a new child (through birth, adoption, or foster care) or to care for a seriously ill family member. PFL provides eligible employees with up to 8 weeks of wage replacement benefits when an employee is off work for certain qualifying reasons regardless of business size.

Teresa McQueen

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on Wednesday announced the Fall 2022 import requirements for U.S. romaine lettuce.

The requirements are the same as Fall 2021, but the enforcement timeframe has shifted slightly. The 2022 requirements now come into effect on Sept. 28, 2022 and will end Dec. 22, 2022. Pre-harvest sampling and testing will be permitted again in 2022.

Sonia Salas

In a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Western Growers and other leading business organizations requested that the Net Investment Income Tax – which primarily impacts small and family-run businesses – not be expanded.

Jonathan Sarager


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