May 11, 2018

H-2A Roundtable Sessions to be Held Throughout June

H-2A roundtable discussions will be held in Salinas, Sonoma and Napa throughout June to delve into topics including H-2A compliance, implications and best practices. Jason Resnick, Western Growers’ vice president and general counsel, will be among the labor experts who will provide insight on how best to navigate and stay in compliance with the H-2A temporary ag visa program.

The roundtables, which are hosted by the Agricultural Personnel Management Association, will cover the following topics:

  • Hot Topics and Best Practices
  • H-2A Certification Issues and Trends
  • H-2A Compliance Issues and Trends
  • Issues at the Border
  • H-2A Implications for Human Trafficking
  • H-2A Implications for Workers’ Compensation
  • Avoiding Pitfalls and Landmines of the Program

Confirmed speakers are as follows:

  • Jason Resnick — Vice President and General Counsel, Western Growers
  • Ruben Lugo, Western Region Ag Enforcement Coordinator — DOL, Wage and Hour Division
  • Jennifer Amore, Chief of Immigration and Farm Labor — DOL, Wage and Hour Division, Washington DC
  • Nicole Delahanty, Sr. Advisor for the Immigration and Farm Labor — DOL, Wage and Hour, Washington DC
  • Brian Pasternak, Director of Programs—Office of Labor Certification — DOL ETA, Washington DC
  • Cesar Ponce, Codes and Standards Administrator I — CA Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Roman Diaz, Manager — Agricultural Services Unit — EDD
  • Brenda Wherry, Foreign Labor Analyst — EDD (Salinas & Sonoma sessions)
  • Rosalba Chavez, Foreign Labor Analyst — EDD (Napa session)
  • Honorable Pamela Foust, Workers’ Compensation Judge (Ret.), Consultant — Zenith Insurance Company
  • Michael Saqui — Attorney, The Saqui Law Group
  • Jeanne Malitz — Attorney, Malitz Law


H-2A Roundtable


June 19: Salinas Sports Complex / Rodeo Grounds, 1034 N Main St., Salinas, CA 93906 **(SOLD OUT)**

June 20: Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

June 21: Napa Valley College (Student Activity Center/Lounge/Rm 900), 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558


8:00 a.m.: Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Presentations

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (provided)

RSVP: Participation is complementary. RSVP required by June 15, 2018. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER