As has been reported, PG&E and other California utilities have implemented power outages intended to mitigate wildfire risk caused by downed power lines due to excessive wind conditions.

The IWC Wage Orders for packing/processing (Wage Orders 8 and 13) and agricultural employees (Wage Order 14) state that if an employee is required to report for work at a scheduled time, and does, but is not put to work or works less than half of his/her usual day, that employee will receive reporting time pay (Section 5).

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Recently, Western Growers' HR Learning and Development Manager Anna Bilderbach delivered Harassment Prevention training to WG members in Orange Cove, CA, including Sanger Citrus, Mulholland Citrus, and Booth Ranches. As previously reported in spotlight, on August 15, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 778, which updates the state’s sexual harassment training requirements.

With this new law, employers with five or more employees are required to provide the following:

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Work Place Regulations

Labor shortages and work place regulations are critical issues for our industry and our employees.

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