Monthly Archives: June 2015

Agriculture around schools must be non-toxic

The truth is that we cannot know what is safe because risk assessments are too assumption-laden. And it is those with an economic stake in the outcomes of these assessments- chemical companies- that specify and frame these assumptions.

How to Avoid Claims- presentation before AGC

Matthew Haffner’s presentation, “How to Avoid Claims (and what to do when you get one),” will be offered before the Associated General Contractors on August 7, 2015.  See page 9 of the catalog:   construction-education-catalog

Surprise’s Draconian Effect on Civil Trials- VCBA CITATIONS article

Matthew Haffner’s article,  “Surprise’s Draconian Effect on Civil Trials,” has been published in the Ventura County Bar Association’s publication,  “Citations,” at page 9. Click link below: CITATIONS, JULY 2015

Employers, Pay Heed to the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“HWHFA”)

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“HWHFA” ) requirement’s become effective July 1, 2015. The new law obligates employers to provide paid sick leave benefits to their employees. It is extremely important that employers take notice of the new legal requirements, to avoid fines and penalties. The law is enforced through the California […]