On December 26, 2018, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) issued its Federal Register Notice to announce the 2019 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs). This notice applies to the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H–2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services.

Jason Resnick

As you may have seen in recent news reports, Washington took an unexpected turn in the last 24 hours, signaling a potential impasse and partial government shutdown. If the federal government fails to agree to a spending bill, we will be facing a partial government shutdown as soon as tomorrow morning.

Dennis Nuxoll

Mark your calendar to join Western Growers in Winterhaven on January 8, 2019, for the 2019 Yuma/Winterhaven H-2A Stakeholder Meeting. Experts from government and the industry will hold round table discussions on important issues such as H-2A Driver Transportation, housing issues, expanding the use of H-2A beyond field harvest work and more!

Experts from Government and Industry:

Jason Resnick

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Work Place Regulations

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

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