FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #07-43
September 7, 2007

CONTACT:
Kate McGuire
(415) 703-5279


California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and Arizona Department of Economic Security host 2nd 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
Panamerican Underwriters
US Department of Labor (DOL)
Western Growers Association
Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association
WHAT:Second annual California-Arizona Agricultural Employers Seminar
WHEN:Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 and a number of farm labor contractors maintain licenses 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
It will also outline the differences in Arizona and California laws on topics including:
  • child labor
  • workers' compensation
  • minimum wage
  • workplace safety
  • employee transportation

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