Last week, Western Growers' HR Learning and Development Manager Anna Bilderbach conducted a SB 1343 training session for WG members Neil Bassetti Farms and JV Smith Companies.  Topics of the training included sexual harassment prevention and strategies on how to maintain a compliant workplace.

As previously reported in Spotlight, SB 1343 requires that California employers with at least five employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees and non-supervisory employees in California by January 1, 2020.

Chardae Heim

Last Friday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Karla Nemeth has been reappointed as director of the California Department of Water Resources, which is a position she has served in since 2018. Western Growers, as well as many other ag and water organizations, strongly supported Nemeth’s reappointment.

Dave Puglia

CalSavers is a new California law designed to encourage employees to save for retirement. CalSavers was originally called California Secure Choice and was approved by the State Legislature in 2016. In California, beginning July 1, 2019, the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program will open to all eligible employers. CalSavers provides employees with a retirement savings program without burdening employers with administrative complexity, fees, or fiduciary liability of existing options.

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