Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness as excessive heat watches have been issued in many areas around California. The temperature is forecast to reach or exceed 110 degrees this week through September 5th including in areas around Sacramento, Fresno, San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial County. Excessive heat watches are also in effect for above-average temperatures in inland parts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange and San Diego counties through September 4, 2022.

Teresa McQueen

A recent California Court of Appeal ruling is a lesson learned regarding California Labor Code section 558.1 which allows an employee to bring a private right of action against “[a]ny employer or other person acting on behalf of an employer, who violates, or causes to be violated, any provision regulating minimum wages or hours and days of work in any order of the Industrial Welfare Commission….” (emphasis added).

Teresa McQueen

On Wednesday, August 31, WG-opposed AB 2201 died on the Assembly floor during the final hours of California’s legislative season.

The bill, authored by Assemblymember Steve Bennett (D-Ventura), would have created an unworkable process for farmers to replace or drill a new well.

A broad coalition of business and agricultural organizations argued that AB 2201 would have:

Gail Delihant

The most recent issue of the International Association for Food Protection’s journal “Food Protection Trends” is now available online, and features a peer-reviewed article, “Environmental Risk Factors in the Human Pathogen Transmission Pathways between Animal Operations and Produce Crops” that was co-written by two Western Growers Science executives.

The abstract of the article reads:

Ann Donahue

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