CALIFORNIA FARM LABOR CONTRACTOR ASSOCIATION

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Schedule & Session Information

Sesiones en español se indican por color rojo.

Wednesday, March 17

 8:00-8:50am

Coffee with a Cal/OSHA Defense Attorney

Lost in a maze of federal, state, county, and local directives on COVID-19, wildfire smoke, heat illness prevention, and other regulations? Participate in this interactive discussion with an attorney focusing on Cal/OSHA inspections and citations. Bring your questions and learn how to navigate challenges posed by the increasingly aggressive enforcement and avoid potentially severe consequences.

Presenter:  Fred Walters- Of Counsel, Conn Maciel Carey LLP

 9:00-9:50am

Cal/OSHA Part I: COVID-19 Impacts

As we forge ahead through the pandemic, wading through continually evolving regulations, knowledge is our greatest asset. Make sure you understand the nuts and bolts of the regulations and what inspectors are looking for to keep your business and staff safe.

Presenters

Bill Krycia, MPH, CIH- Senior Safety & Health Consultant, Zenith Insurance

Bryan Little- Chief Operating Officer, Farm Employers Labor Service

 9:00-9:50am

Hiring, Retention, & Termination Issues

Each employee brought on has the potential to be an asset or a liability to the team, so don’t gamble- learn the best strategies and systems to hire and retain staff. Improve your company’s success by hiring the right people, reducing costly turnover, and when things don’t work out know how to manage challenging issues related to employee termination.

Presenter: Lourdes Gonzalez- Director of Human Resources, Gowan Group

 9:00-9:50am

Comunicando Servicios y Gastos de Contratistas de Campo

En la construcción de nuevas relaciones o fortaleciendo las antiguas, buena comunicación con clientes es clave. Aprende lo que productores busquen y consejos sobre cómo explicar conceptos críticos en el empleo conjunto, regulaciones/requisitos de cumplimiento en evolución constante, y el costo de realizar buenos negocios.

Presentadores

Joe Del Bosque- CEO, Del Bosque Farms

Joe Garcia- CEO, Jaguar FLC, INC.

 10:00-10:50am

Clarifying Protected Leave Laws

Paid Family Leave, sick leave, pregnancy leave, and expanded federal sick leave for COVID-19; the regulations under a variety of state and federal laws are complex and changing. Understand the latest on what is available, required, and recommended to be prepared when employee indicates they need time off.

Presenter: Susan Hatmaker- Attorney, Hatmaker Law Group

 10:00-10:50am

Managing Field Access & Agency Inspections

What happens when a government agency inspector arrives on property? Can you deny or delay access? What about politicians or members of the media? Do your employees and field staff know what to do? Get expert answers to these questions through this session and understand your rights and how to best manage access and audit requests.

Presenter: Seth Mehrten- Attorney, Barsamian & Moody

 10:00-10:50am

Cal/OSHA Parte I: Impactos de COVID-19

Mientras avanzamos por de la pandemia, abriéndo paso a través de regulaciones en evolución continua, el conocimiento es nuestro mejor herramienta. Asegúrese de comprender los aspectos básicos de las regulaciones y lo que los inspectores están buscando para mantener su negocio y su personal seguros.

Presentadores

Guadalupe Sandoval- Executive Director, CFLCA

Teresa Andrews- Education & Outreach Specialist, WCAHS, UC Davis

 11:00-11:50am

Communicating FLC Services & Expenses

Whether building new relationships or strengthening old ones good communication with clients is key. Learn what producers are looking for and tips on how to explain critical concepts in joint employment, evolving regulations/compliance requirements, and the cost of doing good business.

Presenters

Jeff Wenger- Hancock Farmland Services

Oscar Ramos- CEO, OFR, INC.

Erica Rosasco- Partner, McKague Rosasco LLP

 11:00-11:50am

FLC Licensing Issues & Solutions

The pandemic has had a severe impact on FLC licensing and renewals with state Labor Commissioner and federal DOL offices closed, employees working remotely, general confusion, and significant delays. Learn what’s going on at the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, and their recommendations to help FLCs navigate the process to efficiently renew licenses.

Presenter: Sandra Rizo- Deputy Labor Commissioner I, DLSE-Licensing & Registration

 11:00-11:50am

Actualización de Leyes de Labor Agrícola

La pandemia trajo una serie de leyes y regulaciones nuevas en 2020, pero no se trataba solo de COVID-19. Hay muchas leyes laborales nuevas y algunas no tan nuevas que presentan desafíos y obligaciones. Esta sesión abordará las implicaciones prácticas del aumento de salarios mínimos, disminución de horas regulares de trabajo, políticas de licencia ampliadas, Cal/Savers, mayor autoridad del comisionado laboral y más. Manténgase informado, ¡evite sanciones!

Presentador: Juan Calzetta- Associate Attorney, Patane Gumberg Avila LLC

11:50am-12:15pm

Expo Hall Break

 12:15-1:05pm

NIOSH: Protecting Workers with More than Just N-95s

Presentado con intepretación simultanea en español

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Lincoln PhD, CSP

Associate Director- NIOSH Office of Agriculture Safety and Health

 1:15-2:05pm

Risk & Liability Safeguards for FLCs

As ag labor and FLCs in California face new challenges and an increasingly regulated environment how can you ensure your business is protected? Don’t wait and just react to legal hazards- learn about the best practices to proactively defend your interests from potential concerns stemming from agency enforcement actions, class actions, joint employment relationships, and more.

Presenter: Erica Rosasco- Partner, McKague Rosasco LLP

 1:15-2:05pm

Advanced Strategies in Workforce Management

You can achieve greater productivity, enhanced safety, and lower turnover rates- all by improving worker satisfaction and effectiveness through better workforce management. Learn from a practitioner with years of experience in agricultural operations and corporate suites as to what really works and how any employer can take practical steps to improve performance.

Presenter: Lupe Leon- VP Human Resources

 1:15-2:05pm

Cultivando Supervisores Efectivos

Personal de supervisión juega un papel clave en el mantenimiento de liderazgo y relaciones efectivos con personal de producción, al tiempo cumple con una amplia gama de regulaciones complejas. Descubra cómo usted y su equipo de liderazgo pueden convertir las "teorías" en soluciones prácticas para fortalecer este grupo central de jugadores y desarrollar un entorno productivo, eficiente e inclusivo que fomente el compromiso y el éxito de todos los miembros del equipo. 

Presentadora: Tina Huff- Chief People Officer, Duncan Family Farms



Thursday, March 18

 8:00-8:50am

Ask Me Anything with Erica Rosasco

Don’t settle for a ‘best guess’ and risk potential liabilities in this overly regulated climate. Get expert answers to your questions from ag specialist and sought after employment attorney, Erica Rosasco, to help clarify the muddled waters of agricultural labor law and compliance requirements.

Presenter: Erica Rosasco- Partner, McKague Rosasco LLP

9:00-9:50am

Cal/OSHA Part II: Worker Safety

Though COVID-19 dominates in the news, other worker safety issues are still as important as ever. Get an update on the guidelines for heat illness, wildfire smoke, night work requirements, and more to help ensure workers are safe and productive, prevent adverse action by Cal/OSHA, and reduce employer liabilities.

Presenter: Bill Krycia, MPH, CIH- Senior Safety & Health Consultant, Zenith Insurance

 9:00-9:50am

Trends in Farm Labor

California’s agricultural workforce is aging, settled, with a significant share of unauthorized workers and facing an increasingly regulated environment. Get expert analyses of the latest survey data on farm worker characteristics and earnings; examine trends and prospects for mechanization and imports; and lay out scenarios for the future.

Presenters

Dr. Phil Martin-  Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Resource Economics UCD

Susan Gabbard- Senior Research Associate, JBS International, INC.

9:00-9:50am

Estrategias Avanzadas en la Gestión de la Fuerza Laboral

Puede lograr mayor productividad, mejor seguridad, y menores tasas de rotación- todo con mejorando la satisfacción y la eficacia de trabajadores mediante mejor gestión de la fuerza laboral. Aprenda de un profesional con años de experiencia en operaciones agrícolas y suites corporativas sobre lo que realmente funciona y cómo cualquier empleador puede tomar medidas prácticas para mejorar el desempeño.

Presentadora: Lupe Leon- VP Human Resources

 10:00-10:50am

Ag Labor Law Update

The pandemic brought a range of new laws and regulations in 2020, but it wasn’t all just about COVID-19. There are many new and some not-so-new labor laws that present challenges and liabilities. This session will address the practical implications of increasing minimum wages, decreasing regular work hours, expanded leave policies, Cal Savers, enhanced authority for the labor commissioner and more. Stay informed- avoid penalties!

Presenter: Jim Gumberg- Partner Patane Gumberg Avila LLP

 10:00-10:50am

Resolving Conflict For You and Your Teams

To respond to and manage conflict, it all starts with you: understanding how you respond to conflict. In this session you’ll learn about five useful conflict resolutions styles and how to use different methods to help your team resolve conflicts.

Presenter: Carrie Hays- Founder, The Halle Group

 10:00-10:50am

Cal/OSHA Parte II: Seguridad en el Lugar de Trabajo

Aunque COVID-19 domina en las noticias, otros cuestiones de seguridad del trabajador siguen siendo tan importantes como siempre. Obtenga una actualización sobre las pautas para enfermedades a causa del calor, humo de incendios forestales, requisitos de trabajo en horas de oscuridad, y más para ayudar a garantizar que trabajadores estén seguros y productivos, evita acciones adversas por parte de Cal/OSHA, y reducir las obligaciones legales potenciales del empleador.

Presentadora: Imelda Muzio- Manager, MVP Safety Professionals, LLC

 11:00-11:50am

HR Management Systems Workshop

Presenters

Tina Huff- Chief People Officer, Duncan Family Farms

Laura Penera- Director of Human Resources, Braga Ranch

Isabel Rubalcava Flamson- Nissen Vineyard Services, Inc.

  11:00-11:50am

H-2A Visa Challenges & Updates

With the number of jobs certified to be filled by H-2A workers increasing amidst the ongoing pandemic, what impacts are employers feeling, from application processing to enforcement issues? This session will examine the ramifications of the proposed changes to the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) that were not implemented, violations which have become the top source of back wage assessments and civil money penalties on employers, the current status of the H-2A program and changes on the horizon.

Presenters

Dr. Phil Martin- Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Resource Economics UCD

Lynette Wills- Supervisory Immigration Program Analyst, US DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification

  11:00-11:50am

Cuestiones de Contratacíon, Retención, y Despedido

Cada empleado contratado tiene potencial de ser un activo o un pasivo para el equipo, así que no jueges- aprenda las mejores estrategias y sistemas para contratar y retener al personal. Mejore el éxito de su empresa contratando personas adecuadas, reduciendo costosa rotación y, cuando las cosas no funcionen, sepa cómo manejar problemas desafiantes relacionados con el despido de empleados.

Presentadora: Lourdes Gonzalez- Director of Human Resources, Gowan Group

 11:50am-12:15pm

Expo Hall Break

 12:15-1:05pm

Follow the Money - The Economic Forecast for California Ag is…

Presentado con intepretación simultanea en español

Keynote Speaker: Curt Covington

Senior Director of Institutional Lending at AgAmerica Lending

 1:15-2:05pm

Business Succession Planing in Ag

When it’s time to move on, do you have a plan? Lay the groundwork for a seamless transition – not upheaval and turmoil. Learn what succession planning means in practice and how to prepare future leaders with crucial skills and knowledge so you aren’t left scrambling to fill vacancies in key positions.

Presenter: Adam Kantrovich- Associate Professor of Agribusiness, Clemson University Cooperative Extension

 1:15-2:05pm

Cultivating Effective Supervisors

Supervisory staff play a key role in maintaining effective leadership and relationships with production staff, while also complying with a wide range of complex regulations. Learn how you and your leadership team can turn ‘theories’ into practical solutions to strengthen this core group of players and develop a productive, efficient, and inclusive environment that encourages engagement and success for all team members.

Presenter: Tina Huff- Chief People Officer, Duncan Family Farms

 1:15-2:05pm

Problemas y Soluciones de Licencias de FLC

La pandemia ha impactado severamente las licencias y renovaciones de contratistas de campo con el cierre del Comisionado de Trabajo estatal y las oficinas federales del Departamento de Labor, los empleadoes trabajando de forma remota, confusión general, y retrasos considerables. Aprende lo que está sucediendo en el Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, y sus recomendaciones para ayudar los contratistas de campo a navegar el proceso para renovar licencias de manera eficiente.

Presentadora: Sandra Rizo- Deputy Labor Commissioner I, DLSE-Licensing & Registration


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