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EPA Issues New Guidance for Companies Seeking to Register Disinfectant Products for Drinking Water Use
Published: October 19, 2017
In response to requests from prospective pesticide product registrants, the EPA has issued new guidance on disinfectant products for drinking water use. The guidance helps companies better understand the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (“FIFRA”) pesticide product registration process and ...

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EPA Announces Methods and Guidance for Testing the Efficacy of Antimicrobials Against Clostridium Difficile
Published: October 18, 2017
The EPA recently announced the availability of test methods for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobial pesticides against Clostridium difficile, an anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium and a frequent cause of hospital-acquired infections. The EPA’s newest announcement includes regulatory guidance for companies manufacturing ...

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EPA Issues Guidance to Combat Pesticide Resistance
Published: October 17, 2017
The EPA recently issued two Pesticide Registration Notices ("PRN"s) to address the increasing problem of pesticide resistance. The first PRN (2017-1 “Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Pesticide Resistance Management Labeling”) offers general guidance on resistance management labeling for conventional agricultural insecticides, ...

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Food and Drug Administration Reaffirms 2005 Enforcement Guidance Regarding Permissible Pesticide Residues on Food
Published: October 17, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a Notice in the Oct. 16, 2017 Federal Register regarding enforcement of pesticide residue levels on FDA-regulated products. The Notice focuses on situations where FDA-regulated products are found in the “channels of trade” to contain ...

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Government Clarifies FDA and EPA Jurisdiction Over Mosquito-Related Products
Published: October 16, 2017
On Oct. 4, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) finalized guidance to clarify jurisdiction over the regulation of mosquito-related products. Both the FDA and the EPA regulate products intended for use in or on animals. The FDA is charged ...

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DSS Directs Federal Government Contractors to Stop Using Products Made by AO Kaspersky Lab
Published: October 5, 2017
You may have heard news recently that federal government agencies were directed to stop using products made by the computer security vendor Kaspersky Lab because of potential security risks from links between Kaspersky officials and the Russian government. The directive ...

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Caught between the FMLA and the ADA
Published: October 4, 2017
What are my obligations to an employee who has taken the 12 weeks of FMLA leave but whose medical conditions nonetheless do not allow the employee to return to work? This is one of the more challenging questions in employment ...

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Sorry for What? Ohio Supreme Court Resolves Appellate Split Related to Ohio's Apology Statute
Published: September 14, 2017
Are a health care provider’s statements of fault or statements admitting liability made during the course of apologizing or commiserating with a patient or the patient’s family prohibited from admission into evidence under Ohio’s apology statute? This question was addressed ...

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Court Issues Final Order Striking Down DOL Overtime Rules
Published: September 11, 2017
Earlier this month, a federal judge in Texas issued a final order striking down the Department of Labor’s overtime rules that would have extended overtime pay to over four million additional workers. These rules, which were revised under the Obama ...

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Enforcing Non-Solicitation Clauses in the Social Media Context
Published: September 6, 2017
Many companies require that their employees sign non-solicitation and non-competition agreements as a potential safeguard against unfair competition. However, these same employees often maintain active social media accounts that include hundreds, if not thousands, of business and personal contacts. In ...

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