This week, after receiving the bill from the California Assembly, the Senate Industrial Relations and Labor Committee advanced AB 450, legislation that puts private employers in a no-win situation between federal immigration enforcement and state enforcement by punishing employers who voluntarily comply with federal authorities. As has been previously communicated, Western Growers is part of a large coalition opposed to the bill. The bill will be considered next in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Jeff Janas

On July 1, 2017, Arizona’s new Paid Sick Time law goes into effect. To help members prepare and comply with the new rules, Western Growers will be conducting a live webinar on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

The webinar will highlight topics including the following:

  • Minimum paid sick time benefits and alternatives
  • Qualifying events
  • Accessing benefits
  • Reporting and recordkeeping
  • Penalties for noncompliance
  • Sample sick leave policy

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Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law Webinar

Jeff Janas

The Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) will be offering a series of courses in Bakersfield and St. Helena designed specifically for agricultural human resources professionals and others who address personnel matters for their company. Classes can be taken individually or as part of a curriculum leading to a certificate and designation. Western Growers is a co-sponsor of the program.

Professionals with HR responsibilities should consider completing this certification to stay current on various issues that include legal compliance and employee relations.

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