Farmworkers Now Entitled to Additional Overtime Pay

On September 12, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation granting farmworkers the right to overtime pay on par with other California workers.  Assembly Bill 1066 provides for incremental overtime pay hour increases for farmworkers over a 4-year period beginning in 2019. Currently, farmworkers are paid overtime rates if they work more than 10 hours per day or 60 hours per … Read More

End of Life Option Act

Please note that the End of Life Option Act was recently passed by the California legislature took effect on June 9, 2016.  Until January 1, 2026, this act authorizes an adult who meets certain qualifications and who has been determined by his or her attending physician to be suffering from a terminal disease as defined in the act, to request … Read More

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. The provisions will allow a variety of new business … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Avoid the Affordable Care Act’s (Rising) Tax Penalty – Be Insured!

A key – and controversial – provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act is the “individual mandate,” which requires that unless you qualify within one of a few, limited exemptions(link is external), you must obtain qualifying health insurance coverage or face paying a fee.  In 2016, that fee is the higher of either a) 2.5% of household income or the total … Read More

Court Hands Major Victory to the Medical Marijuana Industry

In a major victory for those distributing and cultivating medical marijuana, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in United States v McIntosh, et. al. (August 16, 2016) has held that, at least for the time being, those who comply with the medical marijuana laws of their state cannot be prosecuted by the Department of Justice for federal crimes. In the McIntosh case, five co-defendants allegedly … Read More

Humboldt Cannabis Permit Deadline Approaching

Janssen Malloy LLP would like to remind everyone that the deadline to submit a Commercial Cannabis Activity Registration form for existing cultivation sites is August 23, 2016. Janssen Malloy LLP is assisting persons with correctly filling out these forms and the Humboldt County Planning Department is also holding a workshop this Sunday to assist people in filling out the forms. The Humboldt … Read More

The Times are A Changing

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services have reminded all states of its commitment to the privacy of nursing home residents.  In the wake of recent publicity about nursing home employees posting degrading pictures of residents on social media, the federal entity has added a requirement that nursing homes have and enforce social media policies.  In a letter sent this week … Read More