Washington State Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Sept. 14 at the Temple of Justice in Olympia on the question of whether employers should be mandated to pay their piece-rate workers a separate hourly rate for work not directly connected to production, such as training or waiting for equipment.
The legal vagaries of piece-rate compensation will continue Sept. 14 when Washington’s Supreme Court hears arguments about whether growers should have to pay their workers separately for meetings, traveling to and from orchards and other forms of “unproductive time.”
The Washington Apple Education Foundation will host its fifth adult English as a second language forum on Sept. 13 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. The forum is open to providers of adult ESL located in Central Washington.
Longtime Washington fruit company leads the way with development of new technologies, including collaboration on vacuum picker.