END-OF-YEAR MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL!
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Coming Events & Industry News:
Ag Supervisor Development and Harassment Prevention
To register, click here.
Ag Labor Management Forum
On Nov. 11, 2015, CFLCA will host the Ag Labor Management Forum: Updates and Preparation for 2016 at Harris Ranch. This promises to be a great event, with noted speakers providing updates and insights into critical ag labor management issues. Last year's event was a huge success and sold out. This year's event with great topics, speakers, and larger facility will be even more popular. Click Here for Forum Flyer
Piece-Rate Non-Productive Time
On the last day of the 2015 legislative session, AB 1513 was passed and sent on to the Governor's office, where it is likely to be signed. This bill will create expensive havoc for employers who have paid piece-rate since July 1, 2012. The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 1 included a story highlighting some of what should be of great concern to FLCs and others. http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article37129500.html
Our friends at Calif. Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) will release an article summarizing the key points of the bill, and we will share that with you. A presentation by Bryan Little, Legislative Affairs specialist at CFBF will provide a fuller explanation at the Ag Labor Management Forum on November 11, at Harris Ranch. For a copy of the entire bill, please click here.
FLC 9-Hr Continuing Education (DLSE Approved) - Ag Employers Compliance Programs
California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA) is pleased to announce our series of educational conferences for agricultural employers for 2015. The programs are approved by the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) for the new requirement of nine hours of continuing education for FLC licensing and renewal. These "Ag Employer Compliance Conferences" offer a wide range of information, including updates on: new labor laws; wage and hour requirements; harassment and discrimination laws; Cal OSHA requirements; posting and notification requirements; worker transportation issues; effective management and best practices.
- October 7 - Visalia
- November 4 - Stockton
- December 3 - Oxnard
ALRB: Public Hearings on Worksite Access?
The Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is considering new regulations to allow ALRB staff access to farms to educate farmworkers on their rights under the Ag Labor Relations Act (ALRA). A series of public hearings on this proposal have been scheduled. We believe the vast majority of agricultural workers are adequately informed of their rights. It is critical to get this message across at these public hearings.
Hearings are scheduled for At all locations:
Public Comment Periods:1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Labor Commissioner Issues Opinion Letter on California Paid Sick Leave Question
Source:HRWatchdog, CalChamber's Employment Law Blog (Additional Sources)
Date: August 14, 2015
Written by:Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content
The Labor Commissioner's office recently issued an opinion letter regarding California's new paid sick leave (PSL) law. The opinion letter answers questions relating to how employers provide "24 hours or three days" of PSL when you have employees that don't work a traditional 8 hour day schedule. How does the law work, for instance, if you have workers with an alternative workweek schedule of four 10 hour days or part-time employees who work six hour shifts?
The essence of the opinion: whichever application of the law provides the most benefit to the employee is the one which should be applied. READ MORE . . .
UFW Getting Active - Notices of Intent to take Access Filings
From the middle of July, the United Farm Workers has been active in filings of Notices of Intent (NOI) to Take Access with the ALRB. See attached a blank NOI form. Before it is valid, it must be filed with an ALRB office, and have an ALRB stamp in the upper right hand corner. The labor organization must deliver a copy of the NOI to the agricultural employer, the manager or to the supervisor. Read more . . . .