As we soar into the summer months, so does the dial on the thermometer. Recently, AgSafe participated in Cal/OSHA’s heat illness prevention network conference call and gathered some important facts to assist you with compliance.
This workshop is designed for agricultural communities who want to hire temporary agricultural workers through the H‐2A program and for those who are currently participating in the program. Representatives from the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, State of California, Employment Development Division, and State of California Housing and Community Development will share informative information including the overview of the program, program application processes, and common compliance issues.
Attached to this E-memo is a twelve page article titled “The I.C.E. Man Cometh - Update on Current Immigration-Related Workplace Enforcement Initiatives and Practical Compliance Advice”. This legal memorandum was prepared by the law firm of CJ Lake, LLC, who serves as the legal counsel for the National Council of Agricultural Employers. UnitedAg is a member of NCAE.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order that affects agriculture and rural communities throughout the United States. The key part of the order is establishment of an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity that will consist of various Federal administrative agencies and chaired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
UnitedAg — a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 600 ag organizations in California and Arizona opened its first Health and Wellness Clinic Jan. 17 in Visalia, Calif. Open to all UnitedAg members’ covered employees and dependents, the clinic will provide a full range of services focused on the unique needs of the agricultural community from acute and episodic care to health-risk and disease management, along with wellness and prevention.