Australia’s hort industry sees refugees as possible workers

By |September 16th, 2015|

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Australia has announced plans to accept 12,000 refugees from Iraq and Syria, and the horticulture industry is eyeing the potential

Should you pay for travel time?

By |September 14th, 2015|

Travel time is not normally compensable, but there are exceptions.

Webinar scheduled as worker survey heads to Washington growers

By |September 4th, 2015|

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The Washington Farm Labor Association is providing a webinar for growers who will be surveyed this month about foreign worker

Hedging to improve quality

By |August 26th, 2015|

A Washington grower-packer foresees multiple benefits from mechanical pruning.

Developing tomorrow’s workforce

By |August 7th, 2015|

WSU is working with the tree fruit industry to address its increasing need for qualified employees.

Ecofarm raises food awareness

By |August 7th, 2015|

People want to know where their food comes from and how it’s grown, says Washington grower Jim Baird.

FairWeigh system for fair pay

By |August 3rd, 2015|

WSU develops in-the-field weighing system for picking buckets.

Tips to work with rest break ruling

By |July 20th, 2015|

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Following the Washington Supreme Court’s July 16 ruling on Demetrio v. Sakuma, growers in the state are required to pay

WA Supreme Court: Pay farm workers for rest breaks

By |July 16th, 2015|

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The Washington Supreme Court today ruled that piece-rate workers must be paid separately for rest breaks.

The Yakima Herald Reports:
OLYMPIA, Wash.

2015 worker housing rules

By |July 1st, 2015|

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Source of housing rules information supplied by the Washington Growers League in July, 2015.

Summary of Changes in 2015 WA State

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