Western Growers works closely with the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California. Recently, that organization released some valuable tax, wage rate, insurance and other business related information for employers that we wanted to pass along to our members. Thank you to Jim Bogart, President/General Counsel, Grower-Shipper Association of Central California and his staff for compiling this information. We hope you find it useful. 

Jeff Janas

If you own a business in California or do business here and your company has 50 or more employees, anyone who acts as a supervisor at your company must, by law, take sexual harassment prevention training. Even if you don’t have 50 employees or operate your business in California, training is strongly recommended to protect your business and employees – every company needs supervisors who know the law.

When your buyer is unwilling to renegotiate the original sales price with you on a shipment that fails to meet contract specifications at contract destination and he wants to keep the product, how do you determine what payment should be rendered by the buyer?  In other words, what do you do if there is no meeting of the minds on an adjustment or settlement on the shipment?  As I have pointed out in a previous blog (Buyers Do Not Have Carte Blanche When it C


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