Labor

California employers, workplaces face emergency regulations on COVID-19

On Nov. 30, 2020, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring new employer protocols for employers to implement to protect employees against workplace spread of COVID-19 which had been approved... more »

Department of Labor sued by United Farm Workers over wage freeze

The nation’s largest agricultural union is suing the Department of Labor for imposing a two-year wage freeze on farm laborers, who are already among the lowest paid workers in the United States. According to a... more »

Florida H-2A labor contractors cited for violations by labor department

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has debarred Flo-Ag LLC – a farm labor contracting company based in Labelle, Florida – and its principals Jose Flores and Juan Flores from applying... more »

Idaho grower, transporter to pay back wages after DOL determination

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), an American Falls, Idaho, agricultural grower and potato transporter will pay $68,848 in back wages to 66 workers to resolve... more »

Ag employers’ group sets agenda for annual Ag Labor Forum

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) announced Nov. 18 its agenda for the Annual Ag Labor Forum which will be held virtually on Dec. 2-4, 2020. According to a news release, NCAE’s annual event... more »

Next growing season preparation made by Ontario farm groups

Ontario farmers are preparing for next growing season and with that comes a strategy to prevent COVID-19 and protect workers. According to BlackburnNews.com, earlier this year a Sector Leadership Group on COVID-19 was put together... more »

$3.65M more set to provide assistance to Ventura County farmworkers

The Ventura County, California, Board of Supervisors approved $3.65 million to provide financial assistance to farmworkers during the coronavirus pandemic after seeing high demand for the Farmworker Household Assistance Program. The program, approved Nov. 10,... more »

UF/IFAS, FDACS spread word on COVID-19 testing to Florida ag workers

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (UF/IFAS) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) encourage as many agricultural workers as possible to be tested for COVID-19. Farmworkers will... more »


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