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 [...]

28 06, 2018

Washington, D.C. Noise vs Action – Part 2

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Pest and Disease|0 Comments

The headlines speak to another unsatisfactory conclusion of an effort to resolve the illegal immigration problem; it failed overwhelmingly.  Let’s look behind the noise and determine if the effort is dead for the year; we think not.  Tea Party members wanted their opportunity to pass legislation addressing the problem which was called the Goodlatte bill.  [...]

21 06, 2018

Washington, D.C. Noise vs. Action

By | June 21st, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Labor, Pest and Disease, Trade|0 Comments

Labor The “noise” surrounding guest worker legislation will result in a whimper for agriculture by the end of the day and that is not necessarily bad.  Last week while in Washington, D.C., CCM President Joel Nelsen learned the following:  The Conservative wing of the Republican party, as well as Congressman Goodlatte, want a vote on [...]

7 06, 2018

CA Legislators Push for the ALRB to Stand Down

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Last week we reported on Senator Andy Vidak sending a letter to the California Water Commission pushing for a Temperance Flat Reservoir project rating revote and this week we are seeing him once again fighting for Ag. Senator Vidak initiated a letter to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ARLB), in which many legislators signed [...]

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