Author Archives: Patrick Moody

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 […]

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 […]

Newly Proposed Standards From Cal/OSHA

Proposed Cal/OSHA Standards: Indoor Heat Illness and Workplace Violence The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued revised drafts of two proposed new standards. The first standard regulates indoor heat illness prevention. This standard would apply to workplaces when the indoor temperature reaches 82 degrees. Additionally, it would apply in any of the following […]

2018 Legislative Update

Governor Brown Signs New Sexual Harassment Laws The 2018 legislative session has come to an end.  This year, over 100 new bills were signed which affect the labor and employment laws in California.  The so-called #MeToo Movement influenced the Legislature, with twelve sexual harassment and retaliation-related measures making their way to Governor Brown’s desk.  Five […]