In fewer than 90 days, new Prop. 65 regulations will apply to a wide variety of hospitality operators in California. Gas stations and coffee houses have been required to post warning signs for years under the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition 65 (“Prop. 65”). Different types of products have had to be labeled in accordance with the act. However, new standards applying to hospitality operators go into effect on August 30, 2018, which could result in fines of up to $2,500 per day per violation and often attorneys’ fees.
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