Labor

Funding enhances best-in-class agtech training by Western Growers

Curriculum development begins immediately, will be fully implemented by June 2025, and will assist 2,750 students and specially train 330 professors in California colleges. more »

Western Growers’ challenge to COVID-19 workplace safety rule rejected

The bid for a preliminary injunction was denied, with the court saying worker protections outweigh the burden placed on employers to provide safety. A revised version of the rule goes into effect Jan. 14. more »

California employers see changes in wage rules in 2022

Wage laws and minimums are changing, animals' living conditions require improvements, along with many other laws beginning in 2022. more »

Dept. of Labor issues AEWR for the employment of H-2A workers

The 2022 Adverse Effect Wage Rates are applicable Dec. 29, 2021. more »

Farm Bureau, National Immigration Forum partner in citizenship effort

The state accounts for one in every three farmworkers in the country, with an estimated 800,000 people working in agriculture at some point during the year. more »

California Department of Insurance cracks down on farm labor contractor

After reporting no payroll in order to pay lower workers' compensation rates and other illegal activities, the labor contractor has been arraigned on 15 felony counts of insurance fraud, grand theft and tax evasion. more »

California producers help in getting ag employees citizenized

California Farm Bureau will contract with the National Immigration Forum to provide naturalization application services and counseling, and will pay for immigration services that farmers and ranchers request on behalf of their employees. more »

California Farm Labor Contractors plan annual forum

Any ag labor-related professionals are invited to attend the virtual meeting, which will be presented in English and Spanish and feature over 30 educational classes. more »

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