Federal Regulations “Natural” “GMO” “Organic” The primary authorities in the federal regulation of food labels are from the Federal, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA), the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In addition to regulatory issues surrounding the terms “natural,” “GMOs,” and “organic” that have been involved in the significant food-labeling cases to date. Congress passed the FFDCA in 1938 to grant the FDA power to ensure that “foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary, and properly labeled.” Two sections of the FFDCA that are often referenced in food-labeling lawsuits are sections 201(n) […]
Did 9/11 cause cancer? How is 9/11 and cancer connected? 9/11 terror attacks shaped the course of history in many ways, including starting a global war on terror. In the US, the attacks brought serious concerns over the short-term and long-term health effects of exposure to “WTC toxins”. There were concerns about exposure to pulverized building materials, furniture, and electronic equipment that 9/11 first responders, volunteers, and individuals living and working in neighboring environs had to breathe in for months during the WTC site rescue, recovery, and cleanup process. Months after the attacks, smoke from ongoing fires continued to pollute […]
Are you an exempt or non exempt employee? Your employment status in California can be confusing, yet it is crucial in determining if you qualify for certain perks like overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, etc. There are two types of employees in this regard, namely: exempt and non exempt employees. Definition of an exempt employee in California Exempt employees are employees who don’t qualify for overtime, meal breaks, rest breaks, etc. What’s more: The wage and hour laws in California don’t apply to exempt employees. A California employee is regarded as exempt if they meet the legal definition of an […]
Constructive Discharge Resignation Letter onstructive_Discharge_Claims”>How to Prove Constructive Discharge Claims? uctive_Discharge_in_California”>What is a Constructive Discharge in California? s in their workplace. For example, you may be mistreated or receive negative pay for reasons that are not related to work ethic or face discrimination and harassment. If such mistreatment rises to a level where no reasonable person would continue in this position, your employer may be found liable for constructive discharge. In this article, we will discuss how constructive discharge is defined in California, when do you qualify for it, and what to do if you find yourself in an unpleasant […]
California has arguably the best maternity and related laws in the US. While most employees in other states rely on federal law (FMLA), California has enacted several laws offering additional rights and protections. Before highlighting those laws, it’s important to define maternity leave. Definition of maternity leave Maternity leave can be defined as absence/time off from work granted to an expectant/new mother before/after they give birth. The term tends to be used interchangeably today to refer to paternity leave (maternity leave for new fathers). The term also extends to leave taken after adoption or a foster care placement and not […]
In California, employees who are “disabled” because of pregnancy or childbirth are entitled to up to 4 months PDL (pregnancy disability leave). The leave is applicable provided an employee remains “disabled”. Define “disabled” as per pregnancy leave regulations In case you don’t know what it means to be disabled as per pregnancy leave regulations in California, a woman is considered “disabled” by her pregnancy when her physician deems her incapable of doing any essential job function/s because of her pregnancy. This is common during/around the last weeks of pregnancy (around week 36 for most women). The leave is meant to […]
The phone number and additional contact information for the Van Nuys Labor Board – Entertainment Works Permits is the following: Address: 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 100, Van Nuys, CA 91401 Phone Number: (818) 901-5484 Email: DLSE2@dir.ca.gov (for general questions) Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, closed from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, then open again from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
The phone number and additional contact information for the Van Nuys Labor Board is the following: Address: 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 206, Van Nuys, CA 91401 Phone Number: (818) 901-5315 Email: LaborComm.WCA.VNO@dir.ca.gov (for open, closed or new wage claims); DLSE2@dir.ca.gov (for general questions) Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
The phone number and additional contact information for the Sacramento Labor Board is the following: Address: 2031 Howe Avenue, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95825 Phone Number: (916) 263-1811 Email: LaborComm.WCA.SAC@dir.ca.gov (for open, closed or new wage claims); DLSE2@dir.ca.gov (for general questions) Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
The phone number and additional contact information for the Stockton Labor Board is the following: Address: 31 E. Channel Street, Room 317, Stockton, CA 95202 Phone Number: (209) 948-7771 Email: LaborComm.WCA.STK@dir.ca.gov (for open, closed or new wage claims); DLSE2@dir.ca.gov (for general questions) Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, closed from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, then open again from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.