The Latest From the ALRB

California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board Requires Agricultural Employers to Walk an Increasingly Fine Line When it comes to employment laws and regulations, California employers operate in the most complex and onerous legal environment in the country. In a perfect world, all employers would have ample time, energy, and resources to comply with every law and […]

Registration for HRPA Certificate Program is Now Open

Registration is Now Open For the 2019 Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA) Certificate Program We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2019 Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA) Certificate Program. We invite all HR professionals, and particularly those working in agriculture, to participate in the program and stay current […]

Impact Leadership Conference Schedule Announced

Come Join Us at the Impact Leadership Conference in Visalia The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first annual Impact Leadership Conference on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Visalia Convention Center. This is an excellent opportunity for Central Valley employers and employees to participate in quality leadership and workforce training. The conference […]

Employees Cannot Sue Their Employer’s Payroll Provider

The California Supreme Court Recently Held That Employees Cannot Sue Their Employer’s Payroll Provider for Wage and Hour Violations Wage and hour lawsuits continue to be one of the most significant sources of liability in any California employer’s operations. According to recent studies, wage and hour lawsuits have increased more than fourfold since the earlier […]

NLRB Returns to Pre-Obama-era Independent Contractor Test

NLRB Reverts to Common Law Test for Independent Contractors In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruled that shuttle van drivers for the company SuperShuttle are independent contractors and not employees. In doing so the NLRB has revised its test for determining whether independent contractors are exempt from coverage under the National […]

Are Your Employees Subject to Wage Order 14’s New Overtime Requirements?

Guidance for Determining Whether Your Company is a “Large Employer” Subject to the New Overtime Requirements (and Your Minimum Wage Obligations) Former Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1066 into law on September 12, 2016. Among other things, the law gradually phases in an 8-hour day for all agricultural workers. The law makes an important distinction […]

APMA Forum Update

The 39th Annual APMA Forum is Almost Here The 39th Annual Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) Forum is quickly approaching. The forum will be held on January 23-25, 2019, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. The forum is widely considered one of the premier educational and networking events for human resource and safety professionals in the […]