CALIFORNIA FARM LABOR CONTRACTOR ASSOCIATION
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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.
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.
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.
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
|100+ employees|| September 30, 2020
| 51-99 employees
|| June 30, 2021
| 5-50 employees
||June 30, 2022|
Jonathan Herrera- Outreach & Marketing Manager, CalSavers
Ed McClements Jr.- President, McClements Insurance Services
June 2, 2021
David Hornung, MPH, CIH- Heat and Agriculture Program Coordinator, Cal/OSHA
May 11, 2021
April 20, 2021
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.
April 13, 2021
Dan Leiner- Area Manager, Cal/OSHA Consultation Services BranchSeth Mehrten- Attorney, Barsamian & Moody
Deliana Garcia- Director of International Projects and Emerging Issues, Migrant Clinicians Network
April 1, 2021
February 16, 2021
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.
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
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:
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
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!!!
New Cal OSHA Ag Nightwork Regulations
June 22, 2020
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.