Upcoming Webinars

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Avoid Citations by Working with Cal/OSHA Consultation

10-11am June 29, 2022

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Free to CFLCA members • Nonmembers $25

Why would an employer invite Cal/OSHA, when most hope to stay out of the limelight? The employer friendly arm of Cal/OSHA can help strengthen workplace safety culture, enhance your marketability to growers, and reduce costs through free Consultation Services and the Golden Gate Recognition Program. Cal/OSHA Consultation Services is not a mole or undercover agent! They don't issue citations and are a completely separate program which does not share information with Cal/OSHA Enforcement. Join us to learn about resources available to employers, what to expect through the process, and how actively working with Consultation can benefit your workers and your business.

Presenter

Gary McIver- Senior Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA Consultation

Past Webinars

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CalSavers for Farm Labor Contractors

June 7, 2022

All employers with 5 or more employees must register CalSavers, a state-sponsored retirement plan, and facilitate their employees access by June 30, 2022 (employers who sponsor their own qualified retirement plan are exempt).

Join us to learn what this state-sponsored plan is all about – your requirements as an employer, and the impacts on and options available to employees. We’ll also explore EZ$SAVINGS4U (unaffiliated with CalSavers): an easy to implement option for employers concerned about costs and liabilities associated with sponsoring a retirement plan, including concerns related to seasonal workers with high turnover rates and variable hour employment.

Cal/OSHA Summer Compliance Updates

May 25, 2022

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As the seasons shift and workplace hazards rear their heads make sure you have a clear understanding of Cal/OSHA regulations for wildfire smoke, nightwork, heat illness prevention with an update on the indoor standard, and what to anticipate from enforcement.

Presenters

David Hornung, MPH, CIH- Heat and Agriculture Program Coordinator, Cal/OSHA

Kyla Adams- Health Communications Specialist, CDPH Occupational Health Program

FLC Exam Prep
April 19, 2022

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Presentado con interpretación simultánea en español.

Are you ready for the California FLC licensing exam? With failure rates skyrocketing, ensure you are set up to ace the test! Tune in with an expert who has successfully guided FLCs all across the state through the process. Get insights on how to study efficiently, what types of questions are asked, and tips on how to approach the exam.


Invitations to schedule exam appointments are being sent via email* with priority given to FLCs whose exams were pending prior to Jan. 1, 2022. You should receive an invitation from Proctor U (a third party DLSE has contracted with) by July.

*Will be sent to email address provided with FLC application (to individual, not agent) and will come from an email ending in cpshr.us.


Presenter

Mary Lou Mahan- FLC Licensing Services Coordinator, DLL Insurance Agency

COVID-19 Sick Leave Round Two in 2022
March 3, 2022

California’s SB 114 is now in effect, applying COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) retroactively to January 1, 2022 and through September 30, 2022. While it may feel like déjà vu, there are critical differences from prior years which employers need to understand. Join us for an expert’s straightforward analysis of what employers’ obligations are including:

  • Differences from prior SPSL laws.
  • How SPSL applies retroactively.
  • What is covered- and what is not.
  • Reporting and notice requirements.
  • How seasonal and part time employees are covered.
  • Whether tax credits are available.
  • How FLC's can approach offsetting costs with Growers.


Presenter

Erica Rosasco- Partner, McKague Rosasco LLP.

H-2A 101: Understanding the Nuts & Bolts
February 15 at 10:00-11:00am

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Due to a dwindling labor pool, the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker Program has seen explosive growth in California. The number of H-2A workers in the state has doubled in the last five years and is projected to increase exponentially. Could the H-2A program be right for you? Learn the fundamentals of how it works with specific focus on issues relevant to FLCs in California, why it can be a win/win solution to your labor needs, and expert advice to make the program effective and profitable for your operation.


Presenter

Tom Bortnyk- Senior Vice President and General Counsel, másLabor

Ready for 2022? Cal/OSHA Compliance & Safety Essentials

December 21, 2021

In response to the question during the webinar regarding documenting vaccination status, we encourage you to watch this excerpt (or in Spanish here) from a prior CFLCA webinar.

Cal/OSHA has been back out in the field - make sure you're prepared in the new year. What do you need to review for your safety programs? Is your IIPP up to date? What does your COVID-19 Prevention Program need to address considering the recent confusion at the federal level? Join us for a review of the safety essentials, tips to keep you compliant, and insights into what Cal/OSHA will be looking for.


Presenters

Bill Krycia- Senior Health and Safety Consultant MPH CIH, The Zenith

Erika Velazquez- Account Executive, Pan American Insurance Services


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Resources for Employers: COVID-19 Updates & Vaccination Access
September 28, 2021

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Dr. Solis' PresentationCOVID-19 Exposed Handout (Spanish here)• Vaccination/Testing CFF Contact

myturn.ca.gov walkthrough in English and Spanish

COVID-19 cases and mortality are increasing rapidly again! What can you do to optimally protect your workforce and operation right now? Access to resources for training, testing, and vaccinations is easier than you might think.

Join us for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 variants, vaccine efficacy, ‘boosters’, and what you can do to best protect your employees and business. Learn about the many beneficial and no-cost resources available to you and the simple steps to facilitate vaccination for large groups or even just a handful of workers.


Presenters

Dr. Trinidad Solis MD MPH- Public Health Physician, Fresno County Department of Public Health

Maria Ibarra- Outreach Specialist, California Farmworker Foundation


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Exploring Solutions for Overtime Rules

May 11, 2021

This year the work week is down to 45-hours, and next year 40-hours with double pay after 12 hours. How can you adjust and compensate to remain effective and competitive? Learn about approaches other FLCs and growers are taking, options for modified schedules or compensation, and important factors to consider to ensure compliance, avoid costly citations or litigation, and ensure productivity.

Presenter

Patrick S. Moody- Attorney at Law, Barsamian & Moody
Cash Payments: Staying Legal & Reporting the Unlawful

April 20, 2021

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Cash payments are allowed with appropriate deductions and valid pay stubs, but not all employers follow the requirements. They gain an unfair advantage by underpaying taxes, workers’ compensation insurance, or Social Security contributions and their clients face joint liability concerns. Learn the requirements for cash payments; the repercussions of improper deductions for FLCs, growers, and employees; how violators are reported and prosecuted along with complicit joint employers to support a stronger, safer ag labor industry.

Presenters
Ruben Lugo- Western Region Ag Enforcement Coordinator, US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division
Mabel Martinez- Deputy Labor Commissioner II, California Department of Industrial Relations
Matthew Duran- Tax Administrator, Field Audit & Compliance Division of the California Employment Development Department

COVID-19 Vaccines & Testing for Farmworkers

February 16, 2021

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CDPH slide deck • VBL Testing info sheet • Legal Considerations slide deck


The supply of COVID-19 vaccines is still limited and distribution continues to be a challenge. With agricultural workers classified in a higher priority level there are some successes and many challenges to secure vaccines for farm workers.  Our panel of experts will provide a better understanding of the vaccine; how to communicate with workers to dispel myths and address concerns; how to implement effective testing protocols; and how to work with local agencies to access vaccination services. The panel will also explore legal considerations for employers and answer your questions.

Presenters

Dr. Cora Hoover - California Department of Public Health

Dr. Alexi Haack - California Department of Food and Agriculture

Alfredo Pedroza - Napa County District 4 Supervisor

Erica Rosasco – McKague Rosasco LLP

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Crop Insurance 101: What FLCs Need to Know

January 8, 2021

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2020 was extremely difficult and unfortunately many of the challenges with excessive heat, wildfires, and smoke will likely repeat.  Crop insurance can help manage these risks and safeguard your business and that of your clients/partners. Learn how policies work, who is eligible, how claims are paid, the importance of prompt testing for smoke exposures, and prepare for critical deadlines as the last day to sign up for 2021 crop year coverage is JANUARY 31 for many crops!!!


Presenter

Greg Merrill, CIC, AFIS, is the Executive Vice President of Pan American Insurance Agency, Inc., a Relation Company.


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New Cal OSHA Ag Nightwork Regulations

June 22, 2020

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CAWG Ag Nightwork Frequently Asked Questions

On July 1, 2020 new Cal OSHA regulations for outdoor agricultural operations during hours of darkness will go into effect. Join us to learn firsthand about the compliance issues and their significance for all agricultural night work (harvest, pesticide application, etc.) from an expert actively involved in providing constructive feedback to the Cal OSHA Standards Board as this new standard was developed. Get a clear explanation of the new requirements for task lighting, high-visibility garments, and other aspects of night work safety and how they apply to your operations.

Hosted in partnership with Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS), California Farm Labor Contractor Association (CFLCA), and California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) and presented by Bryan Little, Chief Operating Officer of FELS and Director of Labor Affairs at the California Farm Bureau Federation. Bryan is a labor-affairs specialist with extensive experience in both agriculture and government at the state and federal levels.

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