The Office of Administrative Law has approved amendments to the heat illness prevention regulations recommended by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.  The new regulations go into effect May 1.  All operations must be ready to provide the necessary training and processes to be in compliance by that date.

Greg Nelson

Western Growers, along with a coalition of agricultural trade associations, has filed a lawsuit against Labor Commissioner Julie Su and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement challenging the labor commissioner’s policy that employers who pay employees on a piece-rate basis must pay those employees their average hourly piece-earning rate for rest periods. 

Jason Resnick

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