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AgSafe, an agriculture-based safety organization, has developed a food safety training course for produce harvesting. This class will be helpful to everyone in the produce business especially those involved in harvesting specialty crops.  It will give supervisors, foremen, crew leads and field workers basic knowledge regarding sanitation and hygiene principles that are often noted in food safety audits. 

Greg Nelson

AgSafe, an agriculture-based safety organization, has developed a food safety training course for produce harvesting. This class will be helpful to everyone in the produce business especially those involved in harvesting specialty crops.  It will give supervisors, foremen, crew leads and field workers basic knowledge regarding sanitation and hygiene principles that are often noted in food safety audits. 

Today, April 8, is the last day to register for the Piece-Rate compensation Compliance Workshop.  And if you are planning on attending, we want to remind you of the new location and time for the workshop announced in Spotlight last week.  The new time is 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  The new location is: Monterey County Agriculture Commissioner’s Conference Room, 1435 Abbott Street, Salinas.

Jason Resnick

Last year, two California Appellate court cases - Bluford v. Safeway Stores, Inc. and Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors – sent shockwaves through the agriculture industry when they ruled that employees who are compensated pursuant to a piece-rate system must be separately compensated for time when they are not “producing pieces,” including paid rest breaks.  Now agricultural employers throughout the state are scrambling to figure out exactly how to comply with these precedential court decisions.

Jason Resnick

Think doing nothing is the best way to handle sexual harassment allegations in the workplace?  Think again.  The City of Oceanside California and one of its police officers recently were hit with a $1.5 million judgment after a fellow employee sued for sexual harassment. The plaintiff endured a “pattern of ongoing sexual harassment” that was so intense, she was eventually forced to quit her job. The abuse went unchecked for over six weeks before the City took any action.

Adriana Robles

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