The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (which includes Arizona and California) has revived a claim for immigration and travel expenses brought by H-2A harvest workers who claim that costs they incurred in procuring employment and travel to the United States dropped their pay below the minimum wage during their first week of employment in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Jason Resnick

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced yesterday the initial water allocation available to water contractors for calendar year 2014 is 5%.  According to a DWR press release, “The initial allocation is a conservative estimate of what DWR expects it can deliver as a percentage of the total amount requested by the public water agencies that contract for SWP deliveries.”

Dave Puglia

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