Joint employer liability theory for ag employers expanded

A federal appeals court has made a sweeping change for agricultural employers that will make it easier for workers to bring discrimination claims against them under a joint employment theory. In last week’s EEOC v. Global... more »

California ag overtime guidelines released by commissioner

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has posted guidance for agricultural employers and workers on an overtime pay schedule that went into effect Jan. 1. The law’s overtime pay requirements will be phased in according to... more »

New bid for ag labor solution receives support

Three Democratic lawmakers from California have presented new immigration legislation that would create an opportunity for undocumented agricultural workers to apply for legal status. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Congressman Jimmy Panetta, and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren introduced... more »

Congressional group proposes citizenship path for workers

On Jan. 17, U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, introduced legislation to shield farmworkers from deportation and put them on a path toward earned legal status... more »

H-2A issues discussed at Farm Bureau event

U.S. farmers and ranchers discussed the current state of regulations governing the farm labor market and efforts to navigate it, at a workshop during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 100th Annual Convention. The H-2A... more »

H-2A average wage hike battle lands in court

On Jan. 8, the U.S . Department of Justice (DOJ) moved to stay the action brought by the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) against the Department of Labor in the District Court for the... more »

Relief from wage hikes sought by ag employer group

In a filing made Jan. 7, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia to enjoin the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing new... more »

Agricultural intern possibilities supported in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) introduces the Workforce Development Program, which provides incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire interns. Qualified businesses may be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the... more »

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