On September 29, 2022, Governor Newsom signed AB 1041, which states that in addition to the family members outlined in California’s paid sick leave law and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), an employee also can take leave to care for a “designated person.”

Currently, under the CFRA, eligible employees may take job-protected leave to care for their child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner. AB 1041 adds a “designated person” to that list.

October 14 is the last day to receive the early registration rate for the 30th FREP/WPH Annual Nutrient Management Conference, which will be held on Oct. 26-27, 2022 in Visalia, Calif.

Students, researchers, and industry members can present their ongoing research, outreach, or demonstration projects in California related to irrigation and nutrient management during the conference; the abstract submission deadline is also October 14th.

To register and learn more about this year’s conference please visit the conference website:    

Ann Donahue


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