In today’s competitive job market, a generous benefits package can be an essential tool for attracting and retaining top talent. Still reeling from the impacts of an unprecedented pandemic, workers are now, more than ever, focused on their well-being and achieving a greater work-life balance. In fact, a recent Deloitte study found 80% of those who responded ranked “well-being” as a top trend. To aid in recruiting and retention efforts a growing number of employers are initiating or revising current vacation benefits policies.

Teresa McQueen

Due to recent Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) violations on export shipments of various fresh produce commodities, Western Growers reminds its members that while the United States may have established tolerances on a particular crop protection compound other countries’ threshold limits may be lower or non-established.

MRL violations can trigger enhanced surveillance or test-and-hold protocols on perishable exports – not just on the individual shipper but sometimes on the entire exporting sector.


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