Are you wondering if your company’s health benefits are in compliance with new Affordable Care Act rules? Do you work with a farm labor contractor (FLC) whose benefits sound a little too good to be true? If you think that doesn’t matter for your business, you should think again.
On May 14, 2015, a California appellate court issued its decision in Gerawan Farming Inc. v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board (United Farm Workers), setting up a possible future showdown between the parties in the California Supreme Court. Western Growers -- and several other agricultural trade associations -- filed an amicus brief in April of 2014 emphasizing the statutory and constitutional issues that are implicated in the case.
Western Growers board members from Arizona and California, along with fellow ag leaders from Colorado and New Mexico, concluded meetings held this week in Washington, D.C., with several members of Congress and the Obama Administration.
To voice an opinion on who is the best 2016 presidential candidate or on the other hot issues facing our industry, please make time to attend one of three Western Growers’ Issues Forums being held in the Central Coast region on May 21.
The Office of Administrative Law has approved amendments to the heat illness prevention regulations recommended by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. The new regulations go into effect May 1.
Western Growers and Silicon Valley Global Partners (SVG Partners) are entering into an exclusive strategic alliance agreement to find, accelerate, advance and invest in innovative solutions intended to solve critical challenges to production agriculture through technology, and produce more with less water, labor and inputs.