Tomorrow, December 23, 2016, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) issued its Federal Register Notice to announce the 2017 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs). This notice applies to the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H–2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services.

Jeff Janas

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion reinstating Fowler Packing Company’s and Gerawan Farming, Inc.’s lawsuit alleging that the Legislature denied them equal protection by intentionally targeting and excluding them from the AB 1513 piece-rate law safe harbor in order to win support for the bill from the United Farm Workers union.

Western Growers filed an amicus (“friend-of-the-court”) brief supporting Fowler and Gerawan’s appeal. 

Jeff Janas

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division will hold a three day open house for all FLC/FLCEs to process Farm Labor Certificates.

The open house registration will be held in the department’s Fresno satellite office. FLC/FLCE certificate processing is by appointment only.

Open House Info

Dates: January 10- January 12, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: 906 N Street, Ste. 105, Fresno, CA  93721

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