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December 19, 2022

Lineup Is Available for the 42nd Annual APMA Forum!

Registration is open for the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) Forum, a must-attend event for human resources, labor and safety professionals working in agriculture. The APMA Forum will take place on January 18-20, 2023, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. A packed schedule of seminars is filled with content to fulfill the promise of the event’s theme of “Bridging the Gap from Compliance to Excellence.”

The schedule touches on topics associated with employment law, management, health and safety, and human resources on Wednesday and Thursday and concludes with a 2023 Labor & Employment Law Update with Jason Resnick from Western Growers and Patrick Moody from Barsamian & Moody on Friday.

Find the presentation topics below:


H-2A Roundtable Discussion
Lunch and Surprise Interactive Activity
Wage & Hour Bootcamp – Prepare for 2023
Software Showcase for Ag HR
President’s Reception


Wellness Session: Start Your Day the Right Way!
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Keynote Presentation – “Capitol Insights 2023”

The rest of Thursday’s events occur in concurrent sessions.

Employment Law

Arbitration Agreements, PAGA, Lawsuits: Avoiding Legal Landmines
W-2s or 1099s? Exempt or Non-exempt? What You Need to Know About (Mis)classifying Employees
Documentation Best Practices for HR, Payroll and Beyond
Top 10 Ways to Get Sued
Navigating California Leaves of Absence


Joint Employer Compliance: What Growers & FLCs Need to Know
AB 2183: Are You Ready for “Card Check”?
Preparing for Business & Farm Succession
Using Field Data to Improve Labor Costs
Defending Your Property Without Crossing the Line

Health & Safety

Cal/OSHA Updates, Activity & Standard Surprises for 2023
Driving an Impactful Safety Culture
Understanding the Complex World of Cafeteria & Employer Reimbursement Plans
Better Benefits: Using Data to Drive Decisions
New & Emerging Trends in WC to Help You Lower Your MOD

HR Trends

How to Network Like a Pro
How to Implement & Maintain Effective Handbooks & Human Resources Policies
Building Your Brand for Engagement & Retention
Unlocking Performance Management – The Key to Beating Lawsuits
I-9 Compliance – Limiting Liabilities & Getting ready for an Audit


2023 Labor & Employment Law Update

Those interested in attending the APMA Forum can register here.

The star-studded lineup of speakers and their topics is now available for viewing on the APMA Forum brochure here.