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


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.

Competitive compensation is one of the major issues every organization must face in balancing productivity with cost. On May 24, Western Growers’ Senior Vice President of Human Resources Karen Timmins will lead a workshop that explores current concepts, approaches, and techniques that shape the development of compensation strategy, plans and policy.

Attendees will also learn approaches for communicating compensation programs to employees and for monitoring the effectiveness of compensation policy. Timmins will cover topics including the following:


Human Resources

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