Date: Apr 08, 2014
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LAST DAY TO REGISTER for Piece-Rate Compensation Compliance Workshop

Today, April 8, is the last day to register for the Piece-Rate compensation Compliance Workshop.  And if you are planning on attending, we want to remind you of the new location and time for the workshop announced in Spotlight last week.  The new time is 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  The new location is: Monterey County Agriculture Commissioner’s Conference Room, 1435 Abbott Street, Salinas. 

Background

Last year, two California Appellate court cases - Bluford v. Safeway Stores, Inc. and Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors – sent shockwaves through the agriculture industry when they ruled that employees who are compensated pursuant to a piece-rate system must be separately compensated for time when they are not “producing pieces,” including paid rest breaks.  Now agricultural employers throughout the state are scrambling to figure out exactly how to comply with these precedential court decisions. 

To help clarify how these decisions affect you, join Jason Resnick, Western Growers vice president and general counsel, for a Piece-Rate Compliance Workshop on April 10.  Jason will break down the requirements imposed by these cases, address some of the conflicts in interpreting the requirements, identify actions you can take now to comply with the law, and strategies you can apply to minimize exposure.

Workshop Information – **PLEASE NOTE PREVIOSULY ANNOUNCED TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE**

DATE:                   Thursday, April 10, 2014 (RSVP by April 8, 2014)

TIME:                   2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION:            Monterey County Agriculture Commissioner’s Conference Room

                           1435 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA

RSVP:                   joann@growershipper.com

Due to space restrictions, attendance is strictly limited to Grower-Shipper and Western Growers members.

WG Staff Contact

Jason Resnick
Vice President & General Counsel
949-885-2253

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