“Agricultural Employers and Farm Labor Contractors should take note of the recent citations by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. There, the Labor Commissioner cited three temporary staffing agencies and the entity that used their services for almost $3.8 million. The citations following an investigation into COVID-19 outbreaks and focused on the entities alleged failure to inform the temporary staff of their rights to supplemental paid sick leave. Where COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave went into effect again on February 19, 2020, employers should be warned that proper postings and policies are essential in avoiding citations from the Labor Commissioner.” –Alden Parker, Regional Managing Partner at Fisher Phillips, LLC.
To see the California Labor Commissioner’s Office press release, click here. For questions regarding compliance or to get in touch with Fisher Phillips please reach Jacob Villagomez at Jacob@cacitrusmutual.com.