In January 2017, federal OSHA implemented a requirement that all employers in states regulated by Fed-OSHA participate in an annual electronic filing process to better track injury and illness data. Initially, employers in states (like California) who participated in a state-sponsored OSHA plan in lieu of Fed-OSHA were indicated to be exempt from the filing requirement unless the individual state adopted the requirement. However, on April 30, 2018, the U.S.

Join us on May 22, 2018, for a Tech Talk that will showcase a new type of environmentally-friendly organic fertilizer that dramatically improves plant vitality. Grower’s Secret, an agtech company working out of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, will share how their plant growth energizer products result in bigger and healthier plants; improve resistance to pests and disease; reduce crop cycles; and increase the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.

Hank Giclas

H-2A roundtable discussions will be held in Salinas, Sonoma and Napa throughout June to delve into topics including H-2A compliance, implications and best practices. Jason Resnick, Western Growers’ vice president and general counsel, will be among the labor experts who will provide insight on how best to navigate and stay in compliance with the H-2A temporary ag visa program.

The roundtables, which are hosted by the Agricultural Personnel Management Association, will cover the following topics:

Do you know how to handle an Employer Mandate Penalty Letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?

Western Growers will make sure you are prepared during a webinar on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Find out what to do when you receive a 226J Employer Shared Responsibility Penalty letter from the IRS. Additionally, new Affordable Care Act developments that may affect you, your employees and your health plan will be discussed.

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