Along with good land and reliable water, talented people are essential to the continued growth and prosperity of the fresh produce industry. But how exactly do you go about recruiting, retaining and developing talented people in your operations?
Today, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced the recent addition of Kern County and Madera County to the Housing for the Harvest Program. The program provides temporary housing for agricultural workers who test positive for COVID-19.
On Friday, the Ventura County Health Officer issued a new order requiring temperature screening, self-evaluation and reporting of COVID-19 cases at all homeless shelters and H-2A housing in Ventura County.
On August 8, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a memorandum directing the Treasury Secretary to defer the collection of the employee portion of Social Security taxes (listed as “OASDI” on the paystub) but left many questions on the details on implementing this deferral unanswered. The Memorandum directed the Department of Treasury to issue guidance that would allow employers to defer the withholding and payment of the employee portion of Social Security taxes.