California Increases Penalties for Farm Labor Violations

On Jan 1, 2013, a new law came into effect in California that allows for serious civil penalties — fines of up to $50,000 — to be levied against a farm labor contractor (FLC) for license violations.  The law amends Section 1683 of the California Labor Code, and provides teeth to enforcement agents.  Previously, the […]

Update on “Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act”

Governor Jerry Brown’s June 2011 veto of SB 104, “The Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act,” was the fifth straight year that the bill passed the legislature only to be vetoed.  The bill would have required a farm employer to recognize a union on the strength of a majority of the employees signing cards signifying […]

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