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Pinnacle Claims Management, Inc. (PCMI) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 28, 2017, to cover upcoming changes to Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements, as well as provide an overview of the Pinnacle ACA Dashboard.

Resident Affordable Care Act expert and PCMI Compliance Counsel, Jon Alexander, will guide you through the 2017 updates to the tangled web of Affordable Care Act regulations, mandates, and reporting requirements.

When you attend, you'll learn about:

•       Affordable Care Act Updates

On July 1, 2017, Arizona’s new Paid Sick Time law goes into effect. To help members prepare and comply with the new rules, Western Growers will be conducting a live webinar on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

The webinar will highlight topics including the following:

  • Minimum paid sick time benefits and alternatives
  • Qualifying events
  • Accessing benefits
  • Reporting and recordkeeping
  • Penalties for noncompliance
  • Sample sick leave policy

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Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law Webinar

Jeff Janas

On May 25, Western Growers will host a webinar to guide members on how to resolve common compliance challenges surrounding Form I-9.

Form I-9, which is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States, is simple, but compliance is not easy. Fines for Form I-9 errors can be high – up to $2,156 per form, for a first offense.  Those fines can quickly run up to tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. 

Stephanie Metzinger

The FDA’s Produce Safety Rule has raised some questions regarding the current requirements for water testings, particularly using EPA method 1603. While FDA’s guidance on these requirements is forthcoming, some efforts have been taken to determine if this method can be practically implemented. This webinar will share the findings of recent bench studies conducted in Arizona comparing the EPA 1603 and the SM 9223B methods. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the findings!

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Water Testing Methods: Laboratory Bench Findings

Stephanie Metzinger

As labor reliability in agriculture grows increasingly challenging, automation and robotics are being looked at more closely by the produce industry. The field of robotics is growing worldwide, but there are still questions surrounding the challenges and opportunities of deploying new robotics technologies in the U.S. produce industry.

Stephanie Metzinger

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