DOL, Mexican Consulate establish plan to protect, educate workers in Michigan, Ohio

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Detroit have signed a two-year alliance to promote workplace safety and health training and educational opportunities for... more »

Emergency regulations on COVID-19 govern California employers, workplaces

On Nov. 30, 2020, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring new employer protocols for employers to implement to protect employees against workplace spread of COVID-19 which had been approved... more »

United Farm Workers sue Department of Labor over wage freeze

The large agricultural union is suing the Department of Labor for imposing a two-year wage freeze on farm laborers, who are already among the lowest paid workers in the United States. According to a story... more »

Labor department debars Florida H-2A labor contractors for violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has debarred Flo-Ag LLC – a farm labor contracting company based in Labelle, Florida – and its principals Jose Flores and Juan Flores from applying... more »

Okanagan fruit growers will face another tough year if labor issues linger

Lower cherry crops may have disguised the true impact of an ongoing agricultural issue in the Okanagan, according to a BC Fruit Growers Association newsletter. “The year 2020 was very unusual for farm labor –... more »

Online job hub for cider professionals goes live, fosters connections

“Cider Professionals Crafted Here” is the tagline of, a newly launched cider industry specific job hub and marketplace. This summer, the American Cider Association (ACA), the Cider Institute of North America (CINA), and Fermentability... more »

Agenda set for National Council of Agricultural Employers Ag Labor Forum

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) announced Nov. 18 its agenda for the Annual Ag Labor Forum which will be held virtually on Dec. 2-4, 2020. According to a news release, NCAE’s annual event... more »

Ontario farm groups agree with COVID-19 prevention measures

Ontario farmers are preparing for next growing season and with that comes a strategy to prevent COVID-19 and protect workers. According to, earlier this year a Sector Leadership Group on COVID-19 was put together... more »

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