California state law mandates that employees who perform supervisory functions at a company with 50 or more employees take sexual harassment training.  The mandate first became effective August 17, 2007, resulting from the passage of AB 1825 and is part of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.  Employees are required to take the training every two years.

Adriana Robles

Western Growers is once again participating in the annual California Wage and Benefit Survey conducted by Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS®). The survey provides a market reference for growers making wage and benefit decisions for 14 on-the-farm 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.
 

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The workers’ compensation insurance industry is not making a profit, says an analyst of the American insurance industry, and is currently losing 8.5 cents on every dollar of premium it collects.  This means rates will continue to rise in order to move the industry to profitability.  Although the situation has improved, most carriers are trying to recover from several years of negative results. 

Greg Nelson

Earlier today, Western Growers’ president and CEO Tom Nassif gave the luncheon keynote address at the Washington Farm Labor Association’s 10th Annual Labor Conference in Kennewick, Washington.

Nassif has a long history of involvement with California agricultural labor beginning with his work in the Imperial Valley as a labor lawyer on behalf of growers in the 1970s.

Cory Lunde

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