Date: Jun 17, 2014
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New FLC Regulations to Take Effect July 1, 2014

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has published new farm labor contractor (FLC) regulations.  The regulations have numerous new provisions for FLC applications, including the following:

  • A requirement that the FLC identify past clients as well as “those growers the FLC plans to contract with in the near future.”
  •  A list of relatives who have previously applied for or held an FLC license, or who has had license denied or revoked.
  • The new and renewal license fee is $500, plus a filing fee of $10, and an examination fee of $100.
  • Renewal license applications must be submitted at least 60 days before the expiration of the current license.
  • A requirement that an FLC must erect a sign, subject to stringent format and placement requirements, at the worksite identifying the FLC, license number, and phone number of the field supervisor.
  • At least 15 minutes of safety training to be provided quarterly to all crew leaders and forepersons on worker safety issues, including heat illness prevention and pesticide use and exposure.

FLCs should review the new requirements and be prepared to comply when they take effect on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

About the Author

Jason Resnick

Jason Resnick joined Western Growers in 2003, initially as in-house counsel. Today as Vice President and General Counsel, he has responsibility for overseeing the organization’s legal affairs. Jason works closely with the Western Growers executive team on legal, business and policy matters and he has primary staff responsibility for the Western Growers Labor Committee. 

Prior to joining Western Growers, Jason was an attorney at the Orange County law firm Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart where he practiced for seven years. His litigation experience includes trying jury and bench trials, administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies, and drafting appellate briefs to the California Supreme Court and state and federal courts of appeal. 

Jason is a frequent speaker and magazine contributor on employment and labor law matters and other legal issues affecting the California and Arizona agriculture industries. He is past co-chair of the Agribusiness Committee of the State Bar of California. 

Jason received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and his JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. 

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