20 06, 2019

Are you ready for Cal/OSHA to bring on the heat?

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

By: Jizell Lopez, The Saqui Law Group Yesterday, Cal/OSHA issued a news release urging all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. The news release is available here. Several cities across the state are already dealing with high heat temperatures and it is expected to stay between 90 and 100 degrees for the next [...]

13 06, 2019

Deal Finally Reached on Drinking Water

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

For the last several years, the CCM team has been working to secure a deal that provided operating and maintenance funding for small communities located in rural agricultural areas.  This funding gap led to these communities being unable to treat their drinking water systems to current drinking water standards.  This situation resulted in the State [...]

13 06, 2019

Immigration Bill Passes the House? Hmmm not so fast

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

What the House did pass was legislation to provide legal status to undocumented immigrants.  So that means the existing work force could become legal residents and take the offered pathway to citizenship.  It passed on a party line vote, moves to the Senate which has a high degree of uncertainty for passage in its present [...]

6 06, 2019

UPDATE: Social Security Administration Confirms They Will Take NO ACTION for Employer’s Who Do Not Comply with No-Match Letters

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

By: Michael C. Saqui and Gregory Blueford   As we previously reported, in conjunction with Chris Schulte of CJ Lake, LLC and Rob Roy of Ventura County Agricultural Association, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) began mailing Educational Correspondence (“EDCOR”) notifications to employers who submit at least one 2018 W-2 with a SSN mismatch or no-match. [...]

6 06, 2019

CCM weighs in on drinking water proposals ahead of June 15th Budget Deadline

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

Governor Newsom and the Legislative leaders continue to negotiate a solution to provide clean drinking water to areas where groundwater quality is impacted by naturally and artificially occurring contaminants. CCM remains engaged with the Governor’s office and leadership to push for a solution that is comprehensive comprehensively, adequately funded and prioritizes rural and disadvantaged communities. [...]

6 06, 2019

Heat Illness Advisory

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

It’s getting hot out there! The National Weather Service and Cal/OSHA are prompting all employers with outdoor workers to review their heat illness prevention plan and protect their employees ahead of excessive heat in central California. The National Weather Service is forecasting triple-digit temperatures in Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties and has issued a [...]

23 05, 2019

CCM Enters into New Labor Partnership Program

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual has a new Labor Partnership Program with the Saqui Law Group and Dowling Aaron.  Michael Saqui of the Saqui Law Group is one of the most respected agricultural labor attorneys and has an extensive track record of prevailing against many of the biggest and best financed labor organizations in the United States.  [...]

18 04, 2019

Social Security Mismatch and Immigration

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

The Saqui Law Group, a division of Dowling Aaron recently put together information regarding employers and Social Security ‘no matches.” According to the group, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is sending “Employer Correction Request” letters, also known as “no-match letters,” to every employer that has at least one Social Security “no-match.” The letters are likely [...]

4 04, 2019

ALRB Seeks Funding Increase

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

The California Ag Labor Relations Board (ALRB) staff is seeking an additional $833,000 for their budget and members of the agricultural community are asking why.  Citrus Mutual joined Western Growers, Farm Bureau, California Fresh Fruit Association, Ventura County Ag Association and Grower-Shipper Association in Salinas on a letter to the chair of the State Senate [...]

4 04, 2019

Notable Washington, D.C. Immigration Hearing

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

The fact that there was a hearing with House Judiciary on guest worker legislation is not so notable.  The fact that there was a Georgia producer, Arturo Rodriquez on behalf of UFW and Tom Nassif for WGA testifying was not so notable.  What were notable were comments from members of Congress speaking to the issue.  [...]