In January 2017, federal OSHA implemented a requirement that all employers in states regulated by Fed-OSHA participate in an annual electronic filing process to better track injury and illness data. Initially, employers in states (like California) who participated in a state-sponsored OSHA plan in lieu of Fed-OSHA were indicated to be exempt from the filing requirement unless the individual state adopted the requirement. However, on April 30, 2018, the U.S.

H-2A roundtable discussions will be held in Salinas, Sonoma and Napa throughout June to delve into topics including H-2A compliance, implications and best practices. Jason Resnick, Western Growers’ vice president and general counsel, will be among the labor experts who will provide insight on how best to navigate and stay in compliance with the H-2A temporary ag visa program.

The roundtables, which are hosted by the Agricultural Personnel Management Association, will cover the following topics:

On April 25 and 26, the U.S. Department of Labor will be processing Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) and Farm Labor Contractor Employee (FLCE) Certificates at its satellite office in Clovis, California. The satellite office—the Western Regional Farm Labor Certificate Processing Office at Clovis—will be processing certificates for all FLC/FLCE’s by appointment only.

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