September 2016

City of Eureka Passes Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance

On September 20th, the Eureka City Council voted 3-2 to allow medical marijuana businesses to operate within the city limits. The California Coastal Commission must still approve the planned changes to the municipal code and the local coastal plan, with implementation expected by the middle of next year assuming it is approved.
 

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Volunteer Fire Fighters

The lawyers at Janssen Malloy LLP do much more than represent our clients and practice law.  Our attorneys serve out in our community in a variety of ways.  Janssen Malloy LLP partner Michael Crowley serves as a Captain and firefighter with the Kneeland Volunteer Fire Department.  The Kneeland Fire Department had a “Meet and Greet” your firefighters recruiting event on September 17, 2016, at Three Corners Market on Myrtle Avenue in Eureka.

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Cures Registry Update

If you are a physician in Humboldt County with an active California Medical license and a federal DEA registration certificate for Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances you must be registered with the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System database.  According to the Medical Board of California, it will investigate instances of physicians failing to register.  It is seeking authority to issue a fine and citation to physicians who have failed to register, and a failure to register can be added to an accusation by the MBC as an additional cause for discipline.

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EEOC - Retaliation Complaints Enforcement Guidelines

If you’re an employer in Humboldt County, you’re familiar with your obligations with respect to harassment and discrimination.  But, according to the federal governmental agency that oversees such claims, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the number one complaint against employers today is retaliation.  Retaliation complaints make up almost half of all complaints received by the EEOC.  In response to that staggering data, the EEOC revisited its enforcement guidance, and on August 25, 2016, the EEOC replaced Section 8 of its Compliance Manual—that section of its manual coverin

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