A rule scheduled to take effect July 1 requiring employers to electronically submit workplace injury and illnesses information to the government has been delayed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA had originally issued the rule requiring most employers to post such information in May 2016.  However, OSHA has announced that the filing deadline will be postponed indefinitely.

In the latest entry of Nassif’s Notes, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif discusses how the UFW has been found guilty of mistreating its own employees by engaging in what amounts to wage theft, yet Sacramento remains unfazed.

“The irony is obvious, but should be stated: A union that justifies its political agenda by perpetuating myths about farmers mistreating their employees, has been found guilty of mistreating its own union employees by engaging in what amounts to wage theft.

Stephanie Metzinger

On May 25, Western Growers will host a webinar to guide members on how to resolve common compliance challenges surrounding Form I-9.

Form I-9, which is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States, is simple, but compliance is not easy. Fines for Form I-9 errors can be high – up to $2,156 per form, for a first offense.  Those fines can quickly run up to tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. 

Stephanie Metzinger

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