IRVINE, Calif. (November 15, 2021) – With President Joe Biden’s signature on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act today, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, businesses and rural and urban water providers declared a victory for Western water users and called on the Administration to immediately clear the path for projects that will address critical Western water supply needs.

Ann Donahue

With the boundaries between work and home irrevocably blurred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves asking, will the workplace ever return to “normal?” If current trends are any indication, the answer is more than likely, no. Forever changed by one of the greatest disruptions to work in generations, workers across the nation – and the companies that employ them – are looking to innovation and possibility as a means of reinventing the once traditional work environment.  

Company culture can help build a solid organization and create significant change during even these trying times. Research finds that a strong culture can drive positive organizational outcomes, create long-term value, and prove a significant liability when out of line with legal responsibilities.  

Teresa McQueen

Announced November 5, 2021 and set to take effect January 4, 2022, OSHA’s newly announced COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) are facing multiple legal challenges across the country. The same day the new ETS rules were announced, employers from supermarkets, restaurants, staffing agencies and others filed suit in Federal Court (Fifth Circuit) alleging OSHA has exceeded its authority and that the ETS rules are unconstitutional. One day later, the court issued an order staying the new rule.  

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