Western Growers is once again participating in the annual California Agricultural Wage and Benefit Survey conducted by Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS®).  Not to be confused with the Western Growers Professional Compensation & HR Practices Surveys, the FELS Wage & Benefit survey provides a market reference for growers making wage and benefit decisions for 14 on-jobs including: supervisors and foremen; mechanics; equipment operators and tractor drivers; irrigators; and general laborers.  This survey is used to develop a reference on California market conditions. 

Jason Resnick

On January 2, 2015, the California Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing  driver licenses to undocumented immigrants pursuant to AB 60 (Alejo, D-Salinas).  It is likely that many falsely documented agricultural employees will take advantage of this new opportunity.  According to an agency press release, over 11,000 AB 60 licenses have been issued and almost 110,000 driver license exams have been administered since January 2, 2015.

Jason Resnick

Western Growers’ fully revised and updated Personnel Procedures Manual covers everything you need to know to stay in compliance with California’s and Arizona’s complex and ever-changing rules, laws, and regulations in the agricultural industry —including  the information you'll need to be in compliance in 2015.

Jason Resnick


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

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