The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is publishing a final rule to allow the importation of fresh lemons from northwest Argentina into the continental United States. The rule has been sent to the Federal Register and will become effective 30 days after it is published.

APHIS is adopting a “systems approach” requiring a number of safeguards to effectively reduce importation risk that includes:

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AB 1847, which was signed into law on September 12, 2016, amends California’s Revenue and Taxation Code by requiring employers that that were previously required to notify employees of their eligibility for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to also notify them that they may be eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit.

The notice furnished to employees regarding the availability of the federal and the California EITC must specifically read as follows:

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