The California Labor Commissioner has issued a new poster template for employers pursuant to the Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“AB 1522” or the “Paid Sick Leave” law), which all California employers are required to prominently display in the workplace.  Employers that have more generous sick leave polices than required under AB 1522 and employers that provide a “lump sum grant” of leave rather than using the accrual method may consider fashioning their own poster, which is permitted so long as the employer’s poster contains the information specified in new law.

Jason Resnick

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced yesterday an initial allocation of 10% for state water project customers in 2015.  The initial allocation amount is slightly larger than last year’s final allocation of 5%, and according to the Department’s press release, may be adjusted up or down depending on the volume of rain and snowfall that reaches California this winter.  

Dave Puglia

Now that President Obama has laid out his plan to use executive actions to alter the way current immigration laws are enforced, Ag employers are considering the impacts on their workforce.  Most details are not yet available, but it appears that many of the changes that could impact the industry may take months.  One thing is certain: the president is not enacting any special policies or regulations to help agriculture as he is doing for businesses that hire high-skilled workers.

Jason Resnick

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