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.  [...]

14 02, 2019

Court Rules On-Call Scheduling is Compensable

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

A California Court of Appeal has ruled that employees who are required to contact their employer before an on-call shift, but never physically report to work, may be entitled to reporting time pay. In Ward v. Tilly’s Inc., plaintiff Skyler Ward challenged the on-call scheduling practices of her employer, Tilly’s, as violating reporting time pay [...]

2 01, 2019

Reminder: 2019 Minimum Wage Rate Increase

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Labor|Tags: |0 Comments

CCM wants to remind everyone of the minimum wage increases that began January 1. Employees with 26 or more employees: Minimum Wage: $12.00 Overtime Applies after 9.5 hours or 55 hours Overtime Rate: $18.00 Double time rate on the 7th day after 8 hours: $24.00 Employees with 25 or fewer employees: Minimum Wage: $11.00 Overtime [...]

4 10, 2018

Governor Vetoes Two Anti-Employer Bills

By | October 4th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, the constitutional deadline to sign or veto bills passed by the California Legislature, Governor Brown vetoed two contentious anti-employer bills. Both bills - AB 3080 and AB 3081 were argued as addressing workplace misconduct, but in actuality were just another attempt by the author Assembly Woman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (made [...]

30 08, 2018

Budget Planning?

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

Most in our industry have initiated activity to establish a budget for FY 18/19.  Plug into that equation as necessary the need to adjust the minimum wage up on January 1, 2019.  For employers with more than 25 employees, it will rise to $12 per hour. Other changes coming into effect will be overtime rules [...]

17 08, 2018

CALA Restructuring Progresses

By | August 17th, 2018|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

Directors for the citrus industry’s labor association, California Agricultural Labor Association (CALA), installed a new CEO this month, Rudy Mendoza. Rudy has been self-employed as a Risk Management & Human Resource Consultant working primarily in the agricultural sector as well as manufacturing and durable goods.  In addition to his business, Rudy possesses a strong Government [...]

26 07, 2018

Guest Worker Legislation: Yea or Nay?

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Labor|0 Comments

Efforts to resurrect guest worker legislation continue albeit nothing happened prior to the summer recess but who knows prior to Congressional adjournment.  Original proposals were modified and divisions are occurring in the California agricultural community.  Several California entities were supportive of the recent legislation, however, CCM remained opposed.  It is the opinion of the CCM [...]

19 07, 2018

Lions, Tiger, and Bears?

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Food Safety, Labor, Laws & Regulations, Politics, Trade, Water|0 Comments

Nope, just water, trade, Farm Bill, and guest worker legislation attracted CCM’s attention this week in Washington, D.C. as CCM President Joel Nelsen and CCM Executive Vice President Casey Creamer made the rounds on Capitol Hill.  There were side visits to FDA and USDA about reducing food safety costs and burdens on a low-risk commodity [...]