“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
― Benjamin Franklin

At Western Growers, we believe that the best companies invest in people development. An empowered and supported workforce are a vital asset to any organization. Employees who have the tools and education to thrive in their position are the core to long-term success.

While the array of in-person education resources will remain a feature of what Western Growers offers, access to the online learning classes and bundles will only be available until May 2023.

As the new year begins, California employers will need to ensure that their mandatory state and federal employment posters are current.

One small but not insignificant change to be aware of is that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) was renamed to the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) as of July 1, 2022. Mandatory State of California labor posters will need to reflect this revision to be compliant in 2023.

The California Civil Rights Department has also recently issued updates to the following sections of the mandatory workplace posters:

On December 28, 2022, the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) issued guidance regarding the implementation of AB 2183 which makes significant changes to the Agricultural Labor Relations Act. Agricultural employers may now register online to enter into a labor peace compact pursuant to new Labor Code section 1156.35. A list of employers who have so registered will be made publicly available on the ALRB’s website.


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