VCAA Seminar on ALRA

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VCAA’s President and General Counsel, Rob Roy, a practitioner before the Agricultural Labor Relations Board for over 42 years, will be conducting a special seminar on the Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA). The seminar will be conducted in English only is geared towards company owners, management and HR Representatives. The seminar will be conducted at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on November 29, 2018, from 9:00am until Noon. The cost of seminar will be $35 per person to help to defray the cost of the room, re-production of materials, and refreshments.

Since the onset of the Gerry Brown administration, the number of ALRB charges filed against agricultural employers has been exponential. The VCAA office has handled over 70 cases since 2012! Although union elections can be conducted under the ALRA, the focus of virtually all of the activity under the ALRA for the last six years, at least in Ventura County, has been unfair labor practice charges. These charges are filed by disgruntled agricultural workers who believe that they have been retaliated or discriminated against because they engaged in some form of protected or concerted activity in the workplace.

The purpose of this seminar will be to educate agricultural employers on the provisions of the Act, possible union organizing activity mechanisms, and to discuss a variety of examples of protected or concerted activities that employees engage in that could subject you to an unfair labor practice charge.

Please plan on attending this very important legal seminar at the onset of the 2018-2019 harvest season. Click Here for the Seminar Flyer & Registration Form