California’s SB 3 requires an increase in minimum wage each year between 2017 and 2022, until the minimum wage reaches $15 an hour. As of January 1, 2019, California’s minimum wage has gone up from $11 per hour to $12 for employers with 26 or more employees. For employers with 25 employees or fewer, the minimum wage has gone up from $10.50 to $11.00 per hour. This, in turn, will raise the California exempt employee minimum salary requirement to $49,920 for large employers, and $45,760 for small employers (25 employees or fewer).

AnnaMarie Knorr

Western Growers has hired Matt Jones who will be serving as the Industry Relations Manager. Jones will be based in Fresno, California. As Industry Relations Manager, Jones is now the point of contact for both our Central Valley members as well as prospective members. He is responsible for providing Western Growers’ resources and solutions to members in order to support their interest and needs. 

Kim Sherman

Western Growers completed its seventh Careers in Ag tour last week, exposing nearly 30 students from UC Davis, Cal Poly Pomona and University of Arizona to the multitude of career possibilities in agriculture. The Careers in Ag Program aims to encourage students who are in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs to pursue a profession within the agricultural industry.

Stephanie Metzinger

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