The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a notice announcing the allowable charges that H-2A employers may charge their workers when the employer provides three meals a day and the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement that a worker with receipts may claim in 2017.

The notice also includes a reminder regarding an H-2A employers' obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs.

Jeff Janas

The California Department of Industrial Relations has updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) concerning implementation of the state’s paid sick leave (PSL) law.

The FAQ clarifies that employers may not generally deny the employee the right to use, or discipline an employee for using, any available PSL, regardless of the employer’s attendance policy.

Jeff Janas

Farmer Veteran Coalition, a national nonprofit organization that assists military veterans embarking on careers in agriculture, will host a Veteran Career Fair April 19, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Satellite Student Union aboard California State University, Fresno. The event provides a public platform to allow the Coalition to continue building on its mission to mobilize veterans to feed America, especially as the national unemployment rate among veterans continues to climb.

Jeff Janas


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