It’s a given that the concept of ag waivers for discharge of irrigation water is going the way of the dinosaur. What has the ag industry worried is the work of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board to replace those waivers with what they think is a better system.
Recently a couple of lawsuits have been filed that attempt to hold shipper’s responsible when a trucker hasn’t been paid by the receiver or the truck broker. Simple wording on the bill of lading could go a long way toward alleviating the problem.
Richard Bloom was elected to the California Assembly in November. He was involved in one of the handful of races that pitted two contestants from the same party as California’s top-two primary system came into play for the first time. Western Growers Political Action Committee supported his candidacy.
Last year’s methodologically-challenged UC Davis study of nitrate contamination of groundwater in the Salinas Valley and Tulare Lake Basin has prompted a predictable wave of interest by state legislators. Several bills on the subject have been introduced in the new legislative session and hearings are beginning to ramp up.
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission recently amended its regulations to the state’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law. The new regulations provide expanded protections and clarifications with regard to employer obligations related to Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”).
As we approach the beginning of spring, many of us start thinking about cleaning out our closets and garages so we can get rid of unneeded and worn-out items. It’s a chance for us to take a look at what we have collected over the last year and decide what we need to keep and what we can discard. We are trying to simplify and “un-clutter” our lives by eliminating things that are no longer helpful or necessary.
Background: Maria started her work here in 1985 as a Sales Secretary then a Field Service Rep. Today, she works with more than 200 clients in the Central Coast Region, continuing to develop those strong relationships.
“They’re like family and they trust me with their health benefit needs,” she said. “Our personal and detailed service sets us apart from the competition. Success is teamwork and here at WGIS we truly understand it; we’re a family.”
January 1, 2014 is right around the corner and I’m concerned that my company might be large enough that it is affected by the pay or play mandates in the Affordable Care Act. How do I know if I’m a large or small employer?
When the Marler Clark LLP law firm filed suit last August against Wal-Mart on behalf of a Michigan family whose children became ill from Salmonella-tainted cantaloupe, the food-safety gap glared brightly at the sales transaction. Confirmation of the existence of a food safety plan was ignored.
Like the majority of people he works with in the agricultural business, architect Lino Belli was attracted to his career through his father. “My father grew up in the Mission District of Salinas, became an architect and started his career in this community in 1951,” he said.