The California Department of Industrial Relations released a statement regarding the agricultural overtime pay schedule that went into effect January 1. The law’s overtime pay requirements will be phased in according to the table below.

 

Effective date for employers with 26 or more employees

(“large companies”):

 

Effective date for employers with 25 or fewer employees

(“small companies”):

Jason Resnick

As we reported here, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE), which Western Growers serves on their Executive Committee, has sued the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to stop unsustainable increases in the minimum wage for H-2A visa foreign guestworkers, known at the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (ARWR).  The 2019 AEWR rates are now in effect unless rescinded by court order or other action.

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