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.
The Department of Labor has published a Notice in the Federal Register to announce the allowable charges for 2014 that employers seeking H-2A workers may charge their workers when the employer provides three meals a day, and the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement that a worker with receipts may claim in 2014. The Notice also includes a reminder regarding employers' obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs as part of required subsistence for the H-2A program.
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.
California state law mandates that employees who perform supervisory functions at a company with 50 or more employees take sexual harassment training. The mandate first became effective August 17, 2007, resulting from the passage of AB 1825 and is part of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. Employees are required to take the training every two years.
Western Growers is once again participating in the annual California Wage and Benefit Survey conducted by Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS®). The survey provides a market reference for growers making wage and benefit decisions for 14 on-the-farm jobs including: supervisors and foremen; mechanics; equipment operators and tractor drivers; irrigators; and general laborers. This survey is used to develop a reference on California market conditions.