A California Court of Appeal just announced a sweeping change in California’s reporting time pay rules which now prohibits a common scheduling practice used by employers throughout the state (Ward v. Tilly’s, Inc.).
Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020.
The California Energy Commission is inviting small, medium, and large farms to a special Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO) for the Renewable Energy for Agriculture Program (REAP). REAP grants range from $25,000 to $350,000 and support renewable energy upgrades for agricultural operations.
Far West Equipment Dealers Association signed an agreement with the California Farm Bureau Federation memorializing an industry commitment to support customers in diagnosing and repairing their equipment.
Recently, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) updated a required California workplace poster — EDD Notice to Employees (DE 1857A). The revised notice is dated May 2018 but was published in July 2018.
WARNING: Beginning August 30, 2018, new Proposition 65 regulations will take effect that significantly overhaul longstanding warning regulations and depart from the rules that businesses have relied on for decades.
The passage of Senate Bill 3 in 2016, which authorized the increase of the California Minimum Wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022 or 2023 has raised concerns about how a section of Wage Orders, specifically Section 9(B) of Wage Order Number 7 (and several others) will be enforced in the future.
The California Natural Resources Agency, California Air Resources Board, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and California Environmental Protection Agency invite you to participate in regional public meetings on the development of California’s Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan (Plan).
Far West Equipment Dealers Association joined the Ag Presidents Council challenging proposed policy discussion taking place without ratepayer involvement.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) unveiled the final budget of his tenure, a plan calling for $199.3 billion in total spending and projecting an $8.8 billion surplus, $7.6 billion of which would be deposited into two reserve funds in preparation for the next recession.