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Advisory issued for worker safety in California wildfires

Cal/OSHA is advising employers that special precautions must be taken to protect workers from hazards from wildfire smoke. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. The greatest hazard comes... more »

Latest ag labor hiring, pay rates seen in NASS report

Released Nov. 15, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a report details recent agriculture labor hiring and compensation rate. In October, hired workers were down 7... more »

Webinar coming for Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices in July of 2018, and the associations are scheduled to host a webinar Dec. 4 to educate... more »

H-2A advertising rule proposal backed by ag employers

Michael Marsh, President and CEO, National Council of Agricultural Employers, issued a statement supporting a recent announcement from the Department of Labor regarding advertising of positions in relation to H-2A visa use. “This is great... more »

Advertising rules for H-2A face proposed changes

To make it easier for Americans to find and fill open jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposal Nov. 8 for employers seeking temporary labor certifications through the H-2B and H-2A visa programs... more »

DOL publishes 60-day notice related to H-2A program

The Department of Labor published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register announcing its intent to revise application forms, instructions, and other information collected under the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program. The Federal Register comment period for... more »

Ontario fruit and veg growers back repeal of parts of labor bill

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government plans to repeal chunks of the previous government’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act amid pushback from business owners who argued many of the changes were too costly, forcing them to raise... more »

BREAKING NEWS: DOL stats show dramatic rise in H-2A ag labor use

The number of H-2A certified positions has tripled in the past 10 years, according to a series of reports from the Department of Labor (DOL). DOL has just released the statistics for fiscal year 2018. Ten... more »

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