IRVINE, CA (June 23, 2021) – In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) rule that gave union organizers the right to physically access farm property to solicit support for unionization. The Court held that the regulations were a state-sponsored taking of property rights without the just compensation guaranteed by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

In response to the decision, Western Growers President and CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement:

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While many COVID-19 requirements are changing, others remain the same. Below are a few important reminders of statewide mandates that – for the foreseeable future – remain in effect.

California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) law remains in effect until September 30, 2021. As a reminder, employees are entitled to SPSL when an employee is:

The goal of effective recruiting is to find the right person for any job opening. Effective recruiting practices that consider the specific needs of the organization with an eye toward limiting potential legal risk, save time as well as money. A well thought out recruiting process allows the employer time to identify its workforce needs, decide how to attract and find the best recruits, and ultimately hire the most qualified candidates. Provided below are a few best practices tips for effective recruiting:


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