According to the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Farm Labor Contractors are encouraged to submit FLC and FLCE renewal applications 90 days prior to the license expiry date to ensure renewals are processed timely. The agency previously recommended renewals be submitted 45 days out. Applications submitted fewer than 30 days out are considered untimely.

Jason Resnick

In the face of the current workforce shortage, many employers are revisiting current policies requiring employees to be at least 18 years of age and expanding job opportunities to young workers. Employers considering such policy changes should keep in mind state and federal child labor laws ensure minors receive access to safe occupations that do not jeopardize their health, well-being, or educational opportunities.

On July 21, 2021, Jennifer Abruzzo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate (51-50) to a four-year term as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Previously serving as Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel for the NLRB during the Obama administration, Ms. Abruzzo most recently served as Special Counsel for Strategic Initiatives to the Communication Workers of America (CWA), the country’s largest communications and media labor union. Ms. Abruzzo’s confirmation signals yet another strong pro-union shift under the Biden administration.

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