In the latest entry of Nassif’s Notes, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif discusses how the UFW has been found guilty of mistreating its own employees by engaging in what amounts to wage theft, yet Sacramento remains unfazed.

“The irony is obvious, but should be stated: A union that justifies its political agenda by perpetuating myths about farmers mistreating their employees, has been found guilty of mistreating its own union employees by engaging in what amounts to wage theft.

Stephanie Thara

On May 25, Western Growers will host a webinar to guide members on how to resolve common compliance challenges surrounding Form I-9.

Form I-9, which is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States, is simple, but compliance is not easy. Fines for Form I-9 errors can be high – up to $2,156 per form, for a first offense.  Those fines can quickly run up to tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. 

Stephanie Thara

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