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

Western Growers' HR Learning and Development Manager Anna Bilderbach has hit the ground running in the Imperial Valley and surrounding areas, delivering both Management 101: Introduction to Supervision training and Harassment Prevention training to WG members. The Imperial Public Session was a success, with 21 participants from companies including Imperial Valley Milling, Stanworth Crop Consultants, Sellers Petroleum, Ashwood Construction, JK Management Inc., and Holaday Seed.

Chardae Heim

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