Growers and Farm Labor Contractors have an opportunity to attend a class on agricultural laws and regulations. AgSafe will host the event in Holtville Sept. 26. All topics will be covered for both beginning and advanced FLCs at a level that is appropriate for their experience
Join Western Growers for our 2012 Legal Updates Webinar Series. Sponsoring attorney experts will help members stay updated and informed throughout the year about the most pressing legal issues relevant to your business.Join Western Growers for our 2012 Legal Updates Webinar Series. Sponsoring attorney experts will help members stay updated and informed throughout the year about the most pressing legal issues relevant to your business.
AgSafe, an agriculture-based safety organization, has developed a food safety training course for produce harvesting. This class will be helpful to everyone in the produce business especially those involved in harvesting specialty crops. It will give supervisors, foremen, crew leads and field workers basic knowledge regarding sanitation and hygiene principles that are often noted in food safety audits.
The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has issued a Notice of Modifications to the Text of Proposed Regulations and addition of an Addendum to the Initial Statement of Reasons to the regulatory action affecting Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) licensing requirements. The DLSE also added additional documents the agency has relied upon in drafting the proposed regulations. These regulations were initially issued in the fall of 2013. Since that time one public hearing has been conducted and comments were received by industry and other stakeholders.
Today, April 8, is the last day to register for the Piece-Rate compensation Compliance Workshop. And if you are planning on attending, we want to remind you of the new location and time for the workshop announced in Spotlight last week. The new time is 2:00 - 4:00 pm. The new location is: Monterey County Agriculture Commissioner’s Conference Room, 1435 Abbott Street, Salinas.
Planning on attending the Piece-Rate compensation Compliance Workshop? Fantastic! But we want to alert you to a change in the previously announced LOCATION and TIME. The new time is 2:00 -4:00 pm. The new location is: Monterey County Agriculture Commissioner’s Conference Room, 1435 Abbott Street, Salinas.
As farmers look for ways to increase productivity and maximize worker performance, many companies have added night shifts to their operations. Although working at night enables companies to harvest and process more produce, night shifts can also have negative consequences: they expose more workers to injuries and accidents while also making it more difficult to work in limited lighting.
They have alternatively been referred to by various monikers, including but not limited to: “personnel transport platforms,” “personnel transportation units,” “tractor personnel carriers,” and “tractor baskets,” among other names.
Do you know how competitive your wages are for your farm laborers? What about for your professionals? What types of benefits are others in the specialty crop industry offering? How are others handling challenges presented by Health Care Reform? There are two surveys currently available to help you determine these things.