In light of recent policy announcements and requests for a more general letter that can be adopted in different states, WG has updated its template employment verification letter that can be provided to your workforce verifying their employment in your company and clarifying the federal Critical Infrastructure Sector policy. This letter can be presented to local authorities in the event an employee is stopped on the way to or from work.

At Western Growers, we remain committed to providing our members with the resources needed to maintain your operations and growth forward. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we are dedicated to ensuring that our 2020 HR Comp Survey participation remains open in an effort to help provide information and data that will help your companies move forward even in the face of adversity.

Karen Timmins

Today, WG joined 44 allied associations from across the country in issuing a letter to the 50 state governors urging consistency in defining food and agriculture as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” in all state COVID-19 response plans.

Referencing the guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the letter calls on each governor to ensure that workers, facilities and services be allowed to continue to operate regardless of any shelter-in-place or shut down orders.

Cory Lunde


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