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Ask Me Anything: Cal/OSHA Defense Attorney
July 20, 2021

Exclusive Event for CFLCA Members

Lost in a maze of regulations, county public health directives and guidance on COVID-19, wildfire smoke, heat illness prevention, and other workplace safety topics? Participate in this interactive discussion with an attorney focusing on Cal/OSHA standards, inspections, and citations. Bring your questions and learn how to navigate challenges posed by Increasingly aggressive enforcement and avoid potentially severe consequences.

Presenter

Andrew J. Sommer is the Managing Partner of Conn Maciel Carey's California practice, advising employers on a wide range of employment-related issues. He represents employers in Cal/OSHA investigations & enforcement actions, and otherwise defends employers in employment litigation in both state and federal court.

Impacts of New COVID Rules on Ag Labor

June 29, 2021

On June 17, Cal/OSHA adopted revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards; that same day Governor Newsom signed an executive order making the revisions effective immediately. These revisions include reducing requirements for masking, distancing, quarantine, and testing for fully vaccinated employees. But how can employers verify vaccination status? Can employees be designated to crews or certain jobs with different rules based on their vaccination status? What do these changes mean for workers’ comp, paid sick leave, and local regulations? Can employers require workers to be vaccinated? Join us for a review of recommended labor management practices; how to navigate privacy and discrimination concerns; and get expert answers to your questions.

Presenter
Jim Gumberg- Partner, Patane Gumberg Avila LLP

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CalSavers for Farm Labor Contractors

June 22, 2021

All employers with 50+ employees must register CalSavers, a state-sponsored retirement plan, and facilitate their employees access by June 30, 2021 (employers who sponsor their own qualified retirement plan are exempt). Learn what this state-sponsored plan is all about – your requirements as an employer, and the impacts on and options available to employees. We’ll also explore EZ$SAVINGS4U (unaffiliated with CalSavers): an easy to implement option for employers concerned about costs and liabilities associated with sponsoring a retirement plan, including concerns related to seasonal workers with high turnover rates and variable hour employment.

 Size of Employer
Deadline
 100+ employees  September 30, 2020
 51-99 employees
 June 30, 2021
 5-50 employees
June 30, 2022

Presenters

Jonathan Herrera- Outreach & Marketing Manager, CalSavers

Ed McClements Jr.- President, McClements Insurance Services

Cal/OSHA Summer Compliance Updates

June 2, 2021

As the seasons shift and workplace hazards rear their heads make sure you have a clear understanding of the Cal/OSHA regulations regarding heat illness prevention, wildfire smoke (updated Feb. 2021), ag nightwork (adopted Jun. 2020), and how COVID-19 may impact enforcement.

Presenter

David Hornung, MPH, CIH- Heat and Agriculture Program Coordinator, Cal/OSHA

Exploring Solutions for Overtime Rules

May 11, 2021

This year the work week is down to 45-hours, and next year 40-hours with double pay after 12 hours. How can you adjust and compensate to remain effective and competitive? Learn about approaches other FLCs and growers are taking, options for modified schedules or compensation, and important factors to consider to ensure compliance, avoid costly citations or litigation, and ensure productivity.

Presenter

Patrick S. Moody- Attorney at Law, Barsamian & Moody
Cash Payments: Staying Legal & Reporting the Unlawful

April 20, 2021

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Cash payments are allowed with appropriate deductions and valid pay stubs, but not all employers follow the requirements. They gain an unfair advantage by underpaying taxes, workers’ compensation insurance, or Social Security contributions and their clients face joint liability concerns. Learn the requirements for cash payments; the repercussions of improper deductions for FLCs, growers, and employees; how violators are reported and prosecuted along with complicit joint employers to support a stronger, safer ag labor industry.

Presenters
Ruben Lugo- Western Region Ag Enforcement Coordinator, US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division
Mabel Martinez- Deputy Labor Commissioner II, California Department of Industrial Relations
Matthew Duran- Tax Administrator, Field Audit & Compliance Division of the California Employment Development Department

Vaccinated: Standards, Paid Leave, & Enforcement Update

April 13, 2021

What does vaccination mean for ag labor? Get the latest guidance on Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Program, expanded paid leave, legal implications for employers, and what enforcement looks like as vaccines roll out.

Presenters

Dan Leiner- Area Manager, Cal/OSHA Consultation Services Branch

Seth Mehrten- Attorney, Barsamian & Moody

Deliana Garcia- Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, Migrant Clinicians Network

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Critical Updates: Expanded COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

April 1, 2021

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On Friday, March 19, Governor Newsom signed SB 95, extending paid sick leave for COVID-19, expanding the qualifying categories of leave, encompassing more employers, and even applying retroactively. Learn the details of this new law and how it applies to you.

Presenters

Erica Rosasco- Partner, McKague Rosasco LLP

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COVID-19 Vaccines & Testing for Farmworkers

February 16, 2021

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CDPH slide deck • VBL Testing info sheet • Legal Considerations slide deck


The supply of COVID-19 vaccines is still limited and distribution continues to be a challenge. With agricultural workers classified in a higher priority level there are some successes and many challenges to secure vaccines for farm workers.  Our panel of experts will provide a better understanding of the vaccine; how to communicate with workers to dispel myths and address concerns; how to implement effective testing protocols; and how to work with local agencies to access vaccination services. The panel will also explore legal considerations for employers and answer your questions.

Presenters

Dr. Cora Hoover - California Department of Public Health

Dr. Alexi Haack - California Department of Food and Agriculture

Alfredo Pedroza - Napa County District 4 Supervisor

Erica Rosasco – McKague Rosasco LLP

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Paycheck Protection Program Round Two Update

January 19, 2021

An additional $248 billion in forgivable loans has been made available through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Join us for an overview of the program, changes from the first round, and lessons learned. Understand the details of how the PPP can help support your business including:

  • The new rules for obtaining a PPP2 loan
  • What to do if you did not receive a $10,000 EIDL advance in 2020
  • Retroactive changes to the Sick Leave and Family Leave tax credits
  • Retroactive changes to the 2020 Employer Retention Credit
  • The new Employer Retention Credit for 2021
  • Applying for PPP1 and PPP2 loan forgiveness


Presenter

Robert Gray is a member of CPM, LLC, a firm dedicated to improving the quality of life and income for business owners. For over thirty years, he has assisted his clients with managing their businesses, improving their financial success, and planning for the future.

Crop Insurance 101: What FLCs Need to Know

January 8, 2021

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2020 was extremely difficult and unfortunately many of the challenges with excessive heat, wildfires, and smoke will likely repeat.  Crop insurance can help manage these risks and safeguard your business and that of your clients/partners. Learn how policies work, who is eligible, how claims are paid, the importance of prompt testing for smoke exposures, and prepare for critical deadlines as the last day to sign up for 2021 crop year coverage is JANUARY 31 for many crops!!!


Presenter

Greg Merrill, CIC, AFIS, is the Executive Vice President of Pan American Insurance Agency, Inc., a Relation Company.


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New Cal OSHA Ag Nightwork Regulations

June 22, 2020

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CAWG Ag Nightwork Frequently Asked Questions

On July 1, 2020 new Cal OSHA regulations for outdoor agricultural operations during hours of darkness will go into effect. Join us to learn firsthand about the compliance issues and their significance for all agricultural night work (harvest, pesticide application, etc.) from an expert actively involved in providing constructive feedback to the Cal OSHA Standards Board as this new standard was developed. Get a clear explanation of the new requirements for task lighting, high-visibility garments, and other aspects of night work safety and how they apply to your operations.

Hosted in partnership with Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS), California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA), and California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) and presented by Bryan Little, Chief Operating Officer of FELS and Director of Labor Affairs at the California Farm Bureau Federation. Bryan is a labor-affairs specialist with extensive experience in both agriculture and government at the state and federal levels.

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