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By Pat Moody, Catherine Houlihan and Vismaad Gondara, Barsamian & Moody

Can non-compliant paystubs in violation of Labor Code section 226(a) lead to an unfair labor practice under section 1153(a) of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act (the “Act”)? Shockingly, or not so shockingly in California, the answer is yes, according to a recent ruling by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (the “ALRB”).

By Jeff Gullickson, President, WGIS

Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) is more than a broker. We are family.

Utilizing a high-tech process involving thermal decomposition, Merced, Calif.-based Corigin Solutions LLC is turning crop waste into a biochemical plant growth enhancer that is proving to increase yields, reduce costs and sequester carbon.

“It is the epitome of a circular economy,” said Founder and CEO Michael Woelk.

He noted that the company is an investor-backed startup currently producing its liquid product on a pilot scale of one-half ton per hour. “As we scale our operation, we will produce 12 times that volume,” he said.

Tim Linden

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