Labor

COVID-19 safety webinars for farm labor supervisors set in Florida

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center will hold bilingual webinars later this month titled, "Farm Labor Supervisor COVID-19 Safety Updates:​ How to Reduce... more »

California workers in high-risk jobs reflect pandemic’s toll, analysis shows

California is getting a closer look at exactly how workers in high-risk industries across the state have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time, UC Merced's Community and Labor Center (CLC) has... more »

Workplace protections, including no bunk beds, extended in Oregon

Oregon OSHA has adopted a rule to maintain risk-reducing safety measures for workers across the state against the coronavirus. Although the rule includes several changes based on the public comments received since the rule was... more »

New Mexico effort touts innovative smart farming skills

The New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering and College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences along with Doña Ana Community College have formed a partnership to prepare the next-generation workforce to use innovative smart... more »

Little evidence that H-2A workers die more frequently on the job than others

Guest worker visas are the best way to increase temporary migration of lower‐​skilled workers in the current policy and political environment. Doing so has the additional benefit of reducing illegal immigration by channeling them into... more »

‘Common sense ruling’ goes in favor of Washington farm labor managers

Yakima County Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson ruled in favor of agriculture groups, prohibiting the state of Washington from enforcing unreasonable emergency COVID-19 regulations farm leaders say don’t incorporate best science, the arrival of vaccines,... more »

Workers’ comp practices for H-2A employees is NCAE webinar topic

The National Council of Agricultural Employers announced April 13 the next installment of its educational webinar series, “Best Practices and Strategies to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Your Workers’ Compensation Program with H-2A Employees.” “Workers’ compensation... more »

NCAE: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

Seriously, what did they expect would happen? The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently analyzed the economic impact of the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 and found, to the surprise of no one in agriculture... more »

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