The Unplanned Effect of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act – Water Attorney Shortages – Advocacy and Ethical Conflicts

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The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“SGMA”) has led to an unintended and unpublicized effect:  a shortage of water law attorneys that can provide non-conflicted representation of farmers, water districts and groundwater sustainability agencies (“GSAs”).  Although in the past water law attorneys had to bridle the ethical and advocacy wall between representing farmers and the related […]

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Prop. 65 Legal Alert

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Recently a group of plaintiff attorneys have started filing claims under California’s Proposition 65 also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 for a chemical known as Furfuryl Alcohol.  As of September 30, 2017, all products containing Furfuryl Alcohol sold in California must include a warning meeting the Prop. 65 […]

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New Disclosure Requirements Mandated By The California Labor Code

Posted by Steven Vartabedian on

January 1st is often the date that employment laws enacted during the prior calendar year go into effect. While many new laws are widely publicized, others seem to slip by unnoticed until an employer is informed that it has violated some rule it never knew existed. Even worse, an employer’s obligations under certain laws are […]

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