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Feature Column
Article written by: Alden J. Parker, Shareholder, Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Coporation

In a little-publicized letter of interpretation, dated April 5, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced for the first time that during an OSHA inspection of non-union worksites, employees can be represented by anyone selected by the employees including outside union agents. In so doing, the letter, issued to the Steelworkers Union earlier this year, OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Fairfax gave the green light to allowing union officials and community organizers to serve as the "employee representative" and thus accompany OSHA inspectors when doing inspections of non-union workplaces. This development provides a welcoming open door to many union organizers in those industries sought after by labor organizations.
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The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GO-BIZ) was created by Governor Brown to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. The Permit Assistance Unit provides comprehensive permit and regulatory compliance assistance for businesses in California and serves as a central source for permit guidance. The Permit Assistance Unit also manages CalGOLD, an online permit assistance website ( that provides a listing of federal, state, and local permits and how to obtain information about those permits.
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Capitol News
CLFP held its Fifth Annual Capitol Day on June 25, 2013. The day was very successful and CLFP member companies had the opportunity to meet and converse with their Legislators, as well as legislative and administrative policy staff. This event gives member companies an opportunity to build relationships and educate policy makers about the issues impacting the food processing industry.
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Regulatory Insights
On Wednesday June 26, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff held a workshop on potential revisions to ARB’s Mandatory Reporting Regulation (MRR). The staff proposed revisions included amendments to the California’s Cap-and-Trade Program (Program) as well as the Mandatory Reporting Regulation the Fee Regulation.
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The maraschino cherry of today has a history dating back a few hundred years ago in Dalmatia coast (present day Croatia). It was there that the marasca cherry grew wild (a sour, black cherry) and people would preserve them by soaking them a liqueur called maraschino, made from the cherry’s juice, pits and leaves. The maraschino cherry was a delicacy for many well to do Europeans and this is where traveling Americans got their first taste of the treat and started importing them to the United States in the late 1800s.
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