The California Labor Commissioner has issued a new poster template for employers pursuant to the Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“AB 1522” or the “Paid Sick Leave” law), which all California employers are required to prominently display in the workplace.  Employers that have more generous sick leave polices than required under AB 1522 and employers that provide a “lump sum grant” of leave rather than using the accrual method may consider fashioning their own poster, which is permitted so long as the employer’s poster contains the information specified in new law.

Jason Resnick

The AG Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR), of which WG is a member, has retained economist Dr. Steve Bronars to review USDA farm wage data to predict next year’s H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR). According to Dr. Bonars, the Arizona AEWR is expected to increase from $9.97 to $10.54 per hour. In relative terms, this 5.72% increase would tie New Mexico for the largest percentage increase. California’s AEWR is expected to increase 2.91%, from $11.01 to $11.33 per hour.

Jason Resnick

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