FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #2006-33
Monday, September 25, 2006

CONTACT:
Dean Fryer
Renée Bacchini
(415) 703-5050
Internet: http://www.dir.ca.gov


CA Labor and Workforce Development Agency and AZ Dept. of Economic Security host 1st Annual California-Arizona Agricultural Employers Seminar

Who California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA)
Employment Development Department (EDD)
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)
Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)
California Highway Patrol (CHP)
Arizona Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Program
Arizona Workforce Connection
US Department of Labor (DOL)
Western Growers Association
Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association

What The first annual California-Arizona Agricultural Employers Seminar

When Tuesday, September 26, 2006
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where Quechan Community Center
604 Picacho Road
Winterhaven, CA

Why

Each year more than 4,000 employees travel from Arizona to California with their employers to harvest crops. There are also a number of farm labor contractors that maintain a license in California and Arizona. In an effort to bridge the differences in state laws and assist these employers in maintaining compliance, the California-Arizona Agricultural Employers Seminar was created. The seminar will provide:

  • Information on changes in California Labor Law regarding
    • workplace safety
    • transportation of workers
    • wage and hour issues

  • Outline the differences in Arizona and California laws including:
    • child labor
    • workers' compensation
    • minimum wage
    • workplace safety
    • transportation of employees

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