Wage and Hour Division Meetings With California Growers

The Wage and Hour Division in Sacramento, Calif., reached out to the California Cherry Board in Sacramento on April 23 to promote compliance with federal labor laws in the cherry industry. The following day, the division met with the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council in Folsom, Calif., to discuss agriculture programs and compliance assistance in the blueberry industry. The cherry board’s membership includes 600 growers and 20 handlers, representing more than 40,000 acres of production, and is managed by the Association Management Services Inc., an organization that contracts with 30 agriculture-based organizations in California, including the Cherry Export Association, the Pear Advisory Board and the Pear Growers Association. At the blueberry council meeting, topics included disclosure of terms of employment, recordkeeping, required registration, wage and hour laws and regulations, as well as transportation and migrant housing requirements. USHBC’s approximately 2,500 members include growers, shippers and packers.

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