Join the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) for the 37th Annual Forum, January 25 - 27, 2017, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. The early bird registration rate and hotel room block expires today, January 5, 2017.

WG Vice President and General Counsel Jason Resnick will launch this three-day annual conference by leading a comprehensive session on the H-2A process. His session on Wednesday, January 25, will compliment participant-driven HR and Safety roundtables that are expected to provide stimulating discussions on current issues.

Stephanie Metzinger

The revisions to the federal worker protection regulations for pesticides, the Worker Protection Standard (WPS), went into effect on January 2, 2017, as originally scheduled.

This follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) denial of a petition from the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and American Farm Bureau to delay the January 2, 2017 implementation date.

Stephanie Metzinger

Agricultural employers have been exempt from California Labor Code section 551 which provides that “[e]very person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to one day's rest therefrom in seven” and section 552 which safeguards that statutory entitlement by providing that “[n]o employer of labor shall cause his employees to work more than six days in seven.” 

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