Industrial Hemp Update: Sonoma County

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, there have been significant changes to the federal, state, and local regulation of industrial hemp. In October of 2019, the USDA issued an “Interim Federal Rule” which requires states that want to assume regulatory authority over hemp to submit a plan to the USDA for its approval. […]

Legal challenges to 2020 Employment laws have begun!

As suspected, legal challenges have been made to both AB-51, which prohibits mandatory arbitration in employment, and AB-5, the new independent contractor test.  Below is a brief summary of the challenges and what it may mean for your business. Arbitration As of December 30, 2019,  California is prohibited from enforcing AB-51.  Mandatory arbitration is currently […]

Employment Update: New Laws for 2020

It is that time of year when we look to see what will change for California employers.  We have summarized some important changes to California employment law that may have an effect on your business as we enter the New Year.  There may also be local laws that are not reflected below. If you have […]

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