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9 01, 2020

Chlorpyrifos Alternatives Work Group Public Roundtable Discussion – Time Change and Agenda

By | January 9th, 2020|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

In October, DPR announced a series of public roundtable discussions.  While the dates are the same, the times have changed.  See below for more information. In order to support the transition to safer, more sustainable alternatives, DPR and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are partnering to convene a working group to identify, [...]

9 01, 2020

Judge Rules AB 5 DOES NOT Apply to Truckers

By | January 9th, 2020|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

LA Superior Court Judge William Highberger ruled this week that AB 5 cannot apply to truckers, writing that the statute is preempted by federal law. “The record before the Court in this case confirms the common-sense conclusion that AB 5 would have a substantial impact on trucking prices, routes, and services, as motor carriers in [...]

2 01, 2020

Judge Temporarily Exempts Truck Drivers from CA’s AB 5 Contractor

By | January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Air Quality, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

On December 31, 2019, a U.S. District judge in San Diego granted a temporary restraining order blocking the state from enforcing AB 5 upon independent truckers while he considers a permanent injunction sought by the California Trucking Association (CTA). Effective as of January 1, 2020, AB 5 creates new standards by which employers classify a [...]

2 01, 2020

2019 in Review: Protecting Crops, Animals and More from Pests and Diseases

By | January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

From the California Department of Food and Agriculture

26 12, 2019

Ag Overtime Changes Effective January 1, 2020

By | December 26th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Agricultural employers must review and update their overtime policies yet again to comply with the Ag Overtime law (Assembly Bill 1066). The timetable created by Assembly Bill 1066 in 2016 gradually changes overtime rules in order to align California Wage Order 14 overtime to be paid on the same basis as most other industries. The [...]

18 12, 2019

There’s No Time Like the Present – Renew Your DPR License TODAY!

By | December 18th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

To renew, individuals with last names and businesses with names starting with letters M-Z must meet the minimum requirements and submit their renewal application and payment to DPR on or before December 31, 2019. Your application packet must be postmarked on or before December 31 to avoid late fees. Out of 11,522 renewal packets mailed [...]

18 12, 2019

AB 5 Implementation Resources Now Available Online

By | December 18th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary has created a  website to provide resources and information to workers and employers on the Employment Status Law, or AB 5, which is set to take effect January 1, 2020. The website,, provides information on AB 5 including the details of when and how this new law [...]

5 12, 2019

Reminder: Overtime Hours, Minimum Wage Rate, and Paid Sick Leave Requirements Change January 1, 2020

By | December 5th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

The following changes to overtime compensation and minimum wage rates are applicable to employers with 26 or more employees (“Large Employers”) effective January 1, 2020 The minimum wage rate is increased to $13 per hour. Employees must be compensated at overtime rates after 9 hours of work daily or 50 hours in a workweek. Employees [...]

21 11, 2019

Compliance with CARB’s Truck and Bus Rule will Affect DMV Registration in 2020

By | November 21st, 2019|Categories: Air Quality, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Do you own, or do business with, diesel on-road trucks or buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 14,000 pounds? Beginning January 1, 2020, compliance with the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation will be automatically verified by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as part of the [...]

24 10, 2019

Submit your DPR License or Certificate Renewals by November 1st!

By | October 24th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

Please submit DPR License or Certificate renewals by November 1! For those of you who need to renew your license (DPR certificate or license) this year (business names or individual surnames that begin with letters M-Z), this is the last reminder to submit your renewal early. Keep in mind that the processing time for renewals [...]