If you haven’t signed up to learn about the Affordable Care Act, the ACA Dashboard and IRS Form 1094-C and 1095-C Filing and Furnishing, you still have time. And if your company has 50 or more full-time employees, you want to make the time.

Under the Affordable Care Act, large employers – as of 2016, any employer with 50 or more full-time employees – must file informational forms with the IRS and furnish information to full-time employees about the coverage offered. That means these companies need to be tracking their employees’ data now to be ready to report in 2016.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued a notice on June 2, 2015, that effective July 1, 2015, chlorpyrifos products labeled for production of an agricultural commodity will become California restricted materials. Applicators who wish to purchase, possess, or apply affected chlorpyrifos products will have to obtain a restricted materials permit from their County Agriculture Commissioner (CAC).

Matthew Allen

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued final rule changes on the “Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.” The rule triggers federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.Public reaction to the rule over the last year has been heated. Some accused the EPA of extending its power beyond the scope Congress intended, and others claimed the rule didn’t go far enough.

Dennis Nuxoll

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