Western Growers Chairman Vic Smith will gavel to order the Orange County Board of Directors meeting tomorrow morning in Newport Beach. Committee meetings are scheduled all day on Wednesday and will include discussions on a variety of topics affecting the industry, including water, labor, food safety, agtech, legislative proposals, trade, and transportation issues. The full board will meet on Thursday to report on their respective discussions and to take up any items passed out of the committees.

Jeff Janas

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, issued new interpretive guidance on proper classification of employees and independent contractors. In the guidance document, the DOL claims that misclassification of employees as independent contractors is “one of the most serious problems facing affected workers, employers, and the entire economy.” The guidance includes examples and case support for determining when a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.

Jeff Janas

Are you up to speed on issues related to air quality and Best Management Practices (BMPs)? If not, join Western Growers for another of our ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinars which will provide you with an overview of current regulatory issues at federal and state levels. Matthew Allen from Western Growers’ Sacramento office will focus on the status of air quality regulations and Rusty Van Leuven from the Arizona Department of Agriculture will focus on the current Arizona BMPs program and upcoming changes likely to affect many businesses.

Sonia Salas

Are you up to speed on issues related to air quality and Best Management Practices (BMPs)? If not, join Western Growers for another of our ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinars which will provide you with an overview of current regulatory issues at federal and state levels. Matthew Allen from Western Growers’ Sacramento office will focus on the status of air quality regulations and Rusty Van Leuven from the Arizona Department of Agriculture will focus on the current Arizona BMPs program and upcoming changes likely to affect many businesses.

Sonia Salas

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