Here at Western Growers Trade Practices, we encourage shippers to embrace a culture of best practices by putting in place every day procedures and protocols. As part of that mantra, I am pleased to provide a two-part guest blog from Mr. Bart Botta with the law firm of Rynn & Janowsky, LLP. Mr. Botta is a partner at Rynn & Janowsky which specializes in agriculture, PACA and employment law. You can view Mr. Botta’s bio HERE. Below, Mr.

Bryan Nickerson

Yesterday, Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Dan Newhouse introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which addresses two critical needs for American agriculture: to retain existing, experienced workers and to ensure a reliable future flow of guest workers. Western Growers Executive Vice President Dave Puglia attended the introduction of the bill in Washington, D.C., along with a host of other stakeholders who played a key role in developing the agreement.  

Stephanie Metzinger

Cal/OSHA prompts all employers to take the necessary steps to protect workers from harmful exposure to unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke. As previously reported in Spotlight, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Protection from Wildfire Smoke regulation, which requires California employers to protect their employees from possible harm created by wildfire smoke.

Requirements for Employers

Jason Resnick

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