Overtime Update Pt 1

Overtime Update Pt 1

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with today’s Fruit Grower Report. It is now 2023, and for agricultural employers, that means you must pay your workers overtime for anything over 48 hours in a week in phase two of the new overtime law.

For the workers who are likely to get reduced hours during harvest season, that’s a tough pill to swallow …

HONCOOP … “They’re frustrated that people are making decisions about how they’re able to or not able to make money, that have no idea what their life is like or what their desires are, that they’re just making assumptions about what they want and forcing them into a system that doesn’t fit with their desired lifestyle, with their desired economic aspirations and they’re really frustrated.”

Save Family Farming’s Dillon Honcoop says, they many workers they talk to are frustrated …

HONCOOP … “You know, you want to talk about people having dignity, listen to them. You know, give them that dignity to understand what their life is like and what they really want, and give them that autonomy to make their own decisions about how they live their life, about how they do their work. It’s about choice.”

It’s about choice, Honcoop says, for the workers …

HONCOOP … “Are they being given the dignity to be actually listened to when these kinds of changes are being made ostensibly on their behalf, it is not taken well when they aren’t listened to and that’s what I’m hearing from a lot of folks.”

Listen tomorrow for more … on Save Family Farming’s effort to let ag workers be heard.

For more on this and other ag-related stories, go to www.savefamilyfaring.org

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