Farm Labor Conference

Farm Labor Conference

Farm Labor Conference. I'm Greg Martin with today's Fruit Grower Report.

If you deal with farm labor then you will want to attend the 10th annual Washington Farm Labor Association Labor Conference. WAFLA's Dan Fazio.

FAZIO: Every year, we take a day to update owners and HR directors about the important developments in labor and workforce issues – and this year we have had a ton of them – from hot goods to Obamacare to immigration reform. We will be covering them all at our 10th annual WA Farm Labor Association Labor Conference on Thursday, February 13 at the Tri Cities Convention Center in Kennewick.

Fazio says it's actually two conferences in one.

FAZIO: First we have general sessions where we have national experts discuss the really big trends like healthcare and immigration. But as important, we have 10 break out sessions where you get to choose the topic that interests you, and they are really in depth hour long presentations where we provide the attendee with concrete checklists for various situations.

And the break out sessions are organized in different tracks.

FAZIO: Such as the agency compliance track with sessions on how to deal with a Wage and Hour inspection, or the workforce track where you will receive a checklist on how to proceed if your worker is picked up by ICE or things like that.

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That's today's Fruit Grower Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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