Make it to the 49th Annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum in September for information concerning ag employers and employees.

The 49th Annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum is scheduled for September 6-8th, and it offers seminars on an array of topics concerning employment in agriculture, such as “hazards associated with heat illness, resources for employers, compliance, and more,” according to a Florida Grower article. Held at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, the event will feature industry expert speakers, such as those from the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), FFVA Mutual Insurance Co., and more. See the tentative schedule below.

Schedule for the Annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum

The tentative schedule for the Annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum, from their website, is as follows:

Wednesday, September 6

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Opens

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

1:15 p.m. Office of Foreign Labor Certification -Brian Pasternak, U.S. Department of Labor

2:00 p.m. Wage & Hour Division Presentation -Whitney Ford, U.S. Department of Labor

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Recent Legal Developments Affecting H-2A Employers -David Stefany, Allen Norton & Blue

3:50 p.m. Regulatory Updates -Jamie Fussell, FFVA

4:40 p.m. Media & Crisis Communications -Christina Morton, FFVA

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, September 7

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. Welcome

8:05 a.m. State & Federal Affairs Updates

8:55 a.m. E-Verify

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. EEOC Compliance -Josh Viau, Fisher Phillips

10:50a.m. MSPA – Ann Margaret Pointer, Fisher Phillips

11:45 a.m. Lunch Break

1:15 p.m. FLSA, Wage & Hour Compliance -Matthew Stefany, Allen Norton & Blue

1:50 p.m. OSHA

2:40 p.m. Heat Illness Protection

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Florida Worker Safety Program -Ricardo Davalos, FDACS

4:30 p.m. Panel: Selected Topics

5:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Friday, September 8

7:30 a.m. Breakfast Banquet

8:45 a.m. Break

9:00 a.m. E-Verify & I-9 Compliance

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Government Audits Presentation -David Stefany, Allen Norton & Blue

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Register by August 16 here to attend!

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