WATSONVILLE -- Workers at Corralitos Farms are denying union charges of unfair labor practices by management during a recent election.
California's Union-Sponsored War on Farmers
September 3, 2013
ByALLYSIA FINLEY an editorial writer for the Journal
A version of this article appeared in The Wall Street Journal
'At what point do you look at this picture and ask, 'Why are you fighting anymore?'" muses Dan Gerawan, whose third-generation family farm in Fresno, Calif., has been under assault by California's labor-regulatory complex.
Within days a state mediator could impose an unwieldy labor contract that may force him out of business. However, the ultimate victims will be his farm workers.
Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed to 2015
Late on July 2, the Obama Administration announced a one year delay on the mandate for so-called applicable large employers (employers employing 50 or more employees). This mandate was originally to take effect on January 1, 2015.
Report Reveals Record-breaking Results for Labor Law Enforcement in California
In a report released in May 2013, Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su announced that labor law enforcement under Governor Brown in the first two years of his Administration resulted in more minimum and overtime wages found owing to California workers and more monetary penalties for illegal business practices than in any previous year in the past decade. In addition, the Labor Commissioner's improved targeting has protected law-abiding businesses from indiscriminate investigations. This effort reflects the Brown Administration’s commitment to protecting California’s workers through the enforcement of laws targeting the state’s underground economy.
Spanish Human Trafficking Poster Available
Beginning April 1, 2013 certain California employers and businesses, including farm labor contractors, must post a recently released notice developed the State of California Department of Justice (DOJ). (For a complete list of covered employers see California Civil Code §52.6 below)
2013 Form W-4 Available
We have received several calls to the FELS Sacramento office asking about "draft" 2013 W-4 forms found until recently on the Internal Revenue Service's website. "Draft" forms published to IRS' website are not to be used.
Bitterness continues after UFW's loss at Corralitos Farms
By Donna Jones
Posted: 10/04/2012 06:05:19 PM PDT