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20 06, 2019

Lawsuit requires FDA to designate “high risk” foods

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Food Safety, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reached a settlement with the Center for Food Safety (CFS) that will see the former designate “high risk” foods and propose special recordkeeping requirements for facilities that handle them by September 8, 2020. FDA has also agreed to publish the final rule and post the list of [...]

20 06, 2019

Are you ready for Cal/OSHA to bring on the heat?

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

By: Jizell Lopez, The Saqui Law Group Yesterday, Cal/OSHA issued a news release urging all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. The news release is available here. Several cities across the state are already dealing with high heat temperatures and it is expected to stay between 90 and 100 degrees for the next [...]

20 06, 2019

Are bumblebees fish?

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Last week, the California Department of Fish and Game heard a petition from the Xerces Society and the Defenders of Wildlife to list four bumblebee species for protection under the California Endangered Species Act.  After some consideration, the Commission voted 3 to 1 to make all four bumblebee species as candidates for listing.  With candidate [...]

13 06, 2019

Deal Finally Reached on Drinking Water

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

For the last several years, the CCM team has been working to secure a deal that provided operating and maintenance funding for small communities located in rural agricultural areas.  This funding gap led to these communities being unable to treat their drinking water systems to current drinking water standards.  This situation resulted in the State [...]

13 06, 2019

Immigration Bill Passes the House? Hmmm not so fast

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

What the House did pass was legislation to provide legal status to undocumented immigrants.  So that means the existing work force could become legal residents and take the offered pathway to citizenship.  It passed on a party line vote, moves to the Senate which has a high degree of uncertainty for passage in its present [...]

6 06, 2019

UPDATE: Social Security Administration Confirms They Will Take NO ACTION for Employer’s Who Do Not Comply with No-Match Letters

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

By: Michael C. Saqui and Gregory Blueford   As we previously reported, in conjunction with Chris Schulte of CJ Lake, LLC and Rob Roy of Ventura County Agricultural Association, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) began mailing Educational Correspondence (“EDCOR”) notifications to employers who submit at least one 2018 W-2 with a SSN mismatch or no-match. [...]

6 06, 2019

CCM weighs in on drinking water proposals ahead of June 15th Budget Deadline

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

Governor Newsom and the Legislative leaders continue to negotiate a solution to provide clean drinking water to areas where groundwater quality is impacted by naturally and artificially occurring contaminants. CCM remains engaged with the Governor’s office and leadership to push for a solution that is comprehensive comprehensively, adequately funded and prioritizes rural and disadvantaged communities. [...]

6 06, 2019

Sacramento Round-up: Budget Conference Committee Negotiations, Wildfire Costs and Recovery: Who pays?, House-of-Origin Deadline for Legislation

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politcs|0 Comments

The Budget Conference Committee is expected to reach an agreement on the 2019-20 budget bill that will go before the legislature for a vote next week. The legislature is up against a statutory deadline of June 15th to send a budget to the Governor. As of the time of this writing (Thursday, June 6), the [...]

23 05, 2019

Sacramento Round-Up: Governor’s Budget Proposal, Drinking Water, Cap and Trade, and Legislation Update

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

On May 9th, Governor Newsom announced his 2019-20 revised state budget proposal which initiated a flurry of activity in the legislature on a number of issues that will impact the agricultural industry. Chlorpyrifos Cancellation As reported in the Market Memo last week, the Governor made a point in his budget press conference to discuss the [...]

23 05, 2019

CCM Enters into New Labor Partnership Program

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual has a new Labor Partnership Program with the Saqui Law Group and Dowling Aaron.  Michael Saqui of the Saqui Law Group is one of the most respected agricultural labor attorneys and has an extensive track record of prevailing against many of the biggest and best financed labor organizations in the United States.  [...]