A California appellate court in San Francisco heard arguments in a case that is likely to affect how broadly—or narrowly—California’s State Water Resources Control Board can apply the state’s most powerful water law.
The final snow survey of the year by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on May 1, 2014 found more bare ground than snow as California faces another long, hot summer after a near-record dry winter.
State and federal courts in California have recently held that piece-rate employees must be paid at least minimum wage for all non-piece-rate activities, including those to which the piece-rate doesn't apply. This is true even when employees receive, on balance, at least minimum wage for all hours worked.
As the Arizona Legislature adjourned last month, so went some of the bad ideas that did not become law. It was definitely a successful session for Western Growers and its members. We were able to keep bills requiring additional labor mandates and GMO labeling from making their way through the process.
I’m confused about how to comply with the large employer mandate in 2015. We are a large employer and have more than 300 employees. I know we are required to offer coverage to full-time employees, but how do I identify these people. Help!
Acclaimed TV late-night-show host Jay Leno will entertain Western Growers’ members at the 89th Annual Meeting Award of Honor dinner to be held at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas the evening of November 4.
Abbie and Andy Etchart come from a long history of agricultural workers. Their great grandfather, Mathieu Etchart, left his family farm in the Basque region of France in the early 1900s, looking for new opportunities in America. He found them in Southern California.