Elkhorn Packing Co. is a farm labor contractor for California-based vegetable grower D’Arrigo Brothers, Co., both Western Growers members.  Elkhorn employee Martinez-Gonzalez signed employment paperwork that included arbitration agreements as part of Elkhorn’s new hire orientation process.  Martinez-Gonzalez sued Elkhorn and D’Arrigo Brothers in federal court alleging violations of federal and state labor and wage laws.

Jason Resnick

The mobile app for the Western Growers 2021 Annual Meeting in San Diego is now available for download. The app will serve as a one-stop-shop for all event activities, allowing guests to see who is attending, review the agenda, learn more about the speakers/panelists, share event images, connect with peers and more.

To get started:

Stephanie Metzinger

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) imposing strict requirements on large employers (those with 100 or more employees) to comply with President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate or face stiff fines. Large employers will have until Jan. 4, 2022, to ensure that employees are either fully vaccinated or subject to weekly testing and mask-wearing.

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