U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently begun to intensify its Form I-9 enforcement activities. It has been reported that a flurry of Notice of Inspections (NOIs) have recently been sent to Santa Maria agricultural employers. The NOI results in an audit of the employer’s Form I-9s and often triggers the dismissal of a large percentage of the company’s falsely documented employees.

Jeff Janas

PickJustice.com, a website dedicated to farm workers’ rights, recently posted a video charging the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the United Farm Workers Union with colluding to prevent the farmworkers’ votes from being counted in a decertification election demanded by the workers.

Jeff Janas

I have been asked on more than one occasion by WG grower/shipper members if I could provide them with a check list of questions to ask when product arrives at contract destination and there has been a USDA or CFIA inspection secured.  In other words, a document to provide a discipline to the sales staff to ask the correct questions, and determine responsibility under the terms of the sales contract.   

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