The California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) has distributed a proposed regulation for the use of agricultural personnel transport carriers (PTCs).  PTCs have been used for many years to transport workers in operations involving the installation and removal of irrigation piping.  But their use came under scrutiny in 2012 when former Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Chief Ellen Widess required agricultural operations to apply for and obtain a variance permitting use of the carriers or face citations carrying steep fines for operating them without a variance.

Jason Resnick

The large employer pay or play mandate goes into effect January 1, 2015.  Are you ready to implement and manage your health care obligations for your company?  Determining things like who is a full-time employee under the law can get complicated, especially in the Ag industry. But the experts at Western Growers and Pinnacle Claims Management, Inc. are here to help. 

That’s why we are hosting a webinar so you can get the latest information about how to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as get you up to speed on new guidance regarding mandatory IRS reporting requirements.   

Join our webinar and learn how Pinnacle’s ACA Dashboard can help you track your employees to determine who is full-time in order to keep you compliant.

So SAVE THE DATE for a webinar on October 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. P.T. to hear about what’s coming next and to learn about a new tool to help you make sense of it all.

Stay tuned to Spotlight for registration information!

Jonathan Alexander


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