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.
You still have time to contact your Senator and urge a ‘NO’ vote on two bills opposed by Western Growers and a large coalition of organizations. If you have not already done so, please utilize WG Action Center to contact your senator and urge him/her to oppose both bills. It’s quick and easy!
It’s always easier to complete a job when you are using the right tools. When making compensation and benefit decisions for your business, the right tool for the job is the Western Growers 2014 Compensation and HR Practices Survey.
California created the first regulations for heat illness prevention more than 10 years ago. There is no question that those standards have helped reduce the number of heat-related illnesses and deaths associated with exposure. Initially, it took a few years for high heat industries to adopt the standards, but they have now become a normal part of everyday work life for most operations in California.
This week, the California Senate is expected to vote on AB 1897 and AB 2416, two bills opposed by a large coalition of organizations that includes Western Growers. WG sent an Action Alert to California members earlier today urging them to contact their senator and urge a ‘NO’ vote on each bill.
Over the past few weeks, there have been delays in the processing of H-2A visa applicants through the State Department. This is due to a system-wide glitch related to software updates that were made and has impacted U.S. visa processing globally.
Western Growers has been working with congressional offices to encourage both quick resolution of this issue and to ask for assistance on expediting H-2A applications. While there may be temporary unavoidable delays in getting H-2A visas processed, there may be opportunity to address concerns on a case-by-case fashion.
Dan Gerawan was opening his mail one day in October 2012 and came across a letter from a representative of the United Farm Workers. In the letter, the UFW representative noted that the union was the “certified bargaining representative” of all of Gerawan Farming’s agricultural employees, and set forth a list of documents and information it was requesting, ranging from detailed employee information to maps of Gerawan’s farming locations.