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U.S. Supreme Court Renders Opinion on PMPA's
Constructive Terminations & Non-Renewals
Eventually, all questions get answered – a
couple we had as to protections under the Federal Petroleum Marketing Practices Act 15 U.S.C. §§
2801, et seq., (“PMPA” or “Act”) were recently answered by the United
States Supreme Court with Justice Alito’s rendered opinion in Mac’s Shell
Service, Inc. Read more...
USCIS Requires Employers to Use Revised Form I-9
As of April 3, 2009, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
is requiring all U.S. employers to use the revised Form I-9, Employment
Eligibility Verification (Rev. 02/02/09). Previous versions of Form I-9
may no longer be used. Read more...
2009 Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase
The California sales and use tax rate will
increase by 1%* effective April 1, 2009. To determine the sales and use
tax rate for your area please see the Special Notice published by the
California State Board of Equalization. Read more...
Not in Compliance with EVRII? What Now?
The deadline for the addition of equipment to meet the new Enhanced Vapor Recovery II regulations is almost here. If you are still waiting for permit approval or haven't decided on the Franklin Healy or VST system or a contractor, then you're probably not going to make the deadline. Read more...
Legislature Passes Budget, Without New Gas Tax
After more than 100 days in a special session that ended in a 45 ½-hour lockdown, the single longest Senate floor session in California history, the California Legislature voted early this morning to approve a massive budget package of tax increases, spending cuts and borrowing to close a $40 billion deficit after granting major concessions to one holdout Republican senator. Read more...
Cleanup Fund Payments Frozen
It was reported in Oil Express that state officials in Sacramento say they will not pay out on any existing tank cleanup claims for perhaps as long as 30 months, citing "a downturn in the economy" and other factors. Read more...
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