Labor

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Labor issues are one of the biggest concerns for growers of all sizes. Maintaining a stable workforce, securing labor as needed and staying in compliance with a wide variety of regulatory rules and laws are all critical to being a vineyard employer. The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission seeks to provide helpful and important information wherever possible.

In the field of agricultural labor, Michael Saqui of The Saqui Law Group, Counselors to Management, is our leading expert. He provides valuable legal information to Sonoma County Winegrape Commission growers. Growers are invited to contact The Saqui Law Group to be put on a list to receive eblasts and updates. Some business information is needed to verify grower status.

New as of December 31, 2015 and attached below is Saqui’s AB1513 Compliance Deadline Checklist. This list will help you to timely evaluate your options with regard to the AB 1513 safe harbor provisions and ensure that you timely and legally comply with the payment requirements regarding nonproductive time. Please note that this Checklist is for planning purposes only and is not intended to include all critical deadlines or a schedule that will work for your specific seasonal business needs.

Do not hesitate to contact The Saqui Law Group or the Sonoma County Winegrowers for further information and guidance.

Michael Saqui of The Saqui Law Group, Counselors to Management presented information at our Smart Grower Seminar about Legislative Changes for 2014: Wage and Hour Trends; Immigration Trends; National Labor Board and Union Trends and Common Questions and Answers.

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PDF icon AB 1513 Compliance Deadlines Checklist – SCW.pdf 306.23 KB
PDF icon SLG Survival Guide Series Part I.pdf 72.92 KB
PDF icon SLG Survival Guide Series Part II.PDF 280.31 KB
PDF icon SLG Survival Guide Series Part III.pdf 78.01 KB
PDF icon SLG Survival Guide Series Part IV.pdf 76.61 KB
PDF icon SLG Survival Guide Series Part V.pdf 96.28 KB
File 4.13.15 AgSafe Nonproductive Time Announcement.docx 154.1 KB
File 4 9 15 The New Frontier DF.docx 154.44 KB
PDF icon Accepting AB 60 License for I-9 Purposes.pdf 218.81 KB
PDF icon Union Election Petitions Surge.pdf 136.06 KB
PDF icon USCIS Posts FAQs on AB 60 Driver’s License.pdf 163.08 KB
PDF icon 6 19 15 Legislators Try Emergency Surgery to Cure New Sick Leave Law (2).pdf 170.92 KB