The California Supreme Court has declined to review Bluford v. Safeway Stores, Inc. In Bluford, a class-action lawsuit was brought on behalf of unionized truck drivers who worked throughout Northern California.
One of the consequences of the recession is a $10 billion dollar deficit in California’s Unemployment Insurance Fund (UI). California had a record number of people on unemployment at the height of the downturn and had no choice but to borrow funds from the federal government.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released new proposed control measures for Chloropicrin use on May 15th. It is important to note that these measures, as currently proposed, are more stringent than both the Federal EPA’s and DPR’s current application requirements.