Restrictions have been lifted on the movement of citrus fruit and citrus plants in Tulare County. As a result of detections of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in the Lindsay/Strathmore and Terra Bella areas in October and November 2012, citrus fruit was only allowed to move outside the restricted zones if it had been treated according to requirements and then commercially cleaned and packed.

Ken Gilliland

Piece-rate compensation plans have been used for decades in agriculture to incentive harvest employees to be more productive – the more they pick, the more money they earn.  Federal courts have long upheld such plans as long as the average wage earned is greater than the minimum wage rate.  The California Labor Commissioner generally agreed with federal precedent.  However, a series of recent state and federal court decisions interpreting California wage laws have put the validity of such compensation plans in doubt.

Jason Resnick

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