Mandated travel pay threatens California Agriculture

Mandated Travel Pay Threatens California Agriculture

Throughout California, many ag employers provide buses and vans to transport ag workers voluntarily to and from the fields. Voluntary company-provided transportation makes sense for both ag employers and workers alike. For employers, the use of buses, cars, and shuttles ensures a safe, environmentally-friendly means of transporting large groups of people. For ag workers, free…

Where was Ag when the overtime statues were written?

Where is Ag’s Seat at The Table?

California agriculture has always had an overtime exemption that allowed overtime to start after ten hours in a day because of the seasonality of the work. Crops don’t grow Monday through Friday from 9-5pm. Entire growing seasons can be over in a matter of weeks or months. With the new minimum wage changes came new…

Critcal time for California's family farms

Erosion of the California Family Farm

California’s family farming industry is at a critical crossroads, perhaps one of the most significant in our history. Contentious and often-complex issues such as escalation of the state minimum wage, water storage, ever-increasing operating costs, and stifling regulations, all add up to obstacles that farmers in neighboring states do not have to contend with. In…