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

The state employment and security department says the results of the survey will help, “the U.S. Department of Labor establish wage rates and employment standards” for agricultural jobs including the H-2A guest worker program.

WAFLA is encouraging all growers to attend the webinar at 11 a.m. on September 9, to better prepare for survey questions.

Read the full press release below.

This September you will receive the 2015 Agricultural Peak Employment Wage and Practices Survey. The Washington state Employment Security Department is mandated to conduct this survey to gather data on wages, production standards, experience requirements, and housing.

It is for the good of your industry this survey is completed by all and the implications of your answers are understood!

Attend this webinar and we will:

Walk you through the survey and interpret the questions.
Explain how your answers will impact your industry.
Answer all your questions.
The survey is designed to make it harder for growers – especially small farms – to use the H-2A program!

Even if you are not an H-2A employer, you could be held to the standards established by the survey.
Your help is greatly needed to get the word out and protect your industry!
Forward this announcement!
Attend this webinar!

More information and online registration: Webinar: ESD Survey Coming: Why you can’t Afford to Ignore it

(360) 455-8064 x 107