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 »
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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 »

Heat injury, illness work settings pursued by OSHA

2021 had record-breaking heat, with the hazard disproportionately affecting workers of color. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun the process of considering a heat-specific workplace rule. more »

Ag industry targeted with law firm’s expansion in California

The new attorneys join from The Saqui Law Group and expand Fisher Phillips’ employment and labor relations capabilities in the growing agriculture industry in California and nationally. more »
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California nixes yearlong mail-in card-check campaigns for unionizing

Governor Newsom vetoed AB 616, which would have removed the secret ballot election. more »
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California labor bills pass; budget boosts wildfire funding

The bill, which provides essential workers access to the state's stockpile of N95 respirators in order to avoid problems like those seen in 2020, now sits on the desk of the governor. more »

4 FAQs about labor in the nut industry

Labor remains a hot issue in agriculture, but the most common questions center on the basics. ... more »

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