AB 1066 Expands Agricultural Overtime
On September 12, 2016, Governor Brown signed AB 1066 which will require agricultural employers to pay farmworkers time and half after 8 hours of work in a day and 40 hours in a week. The new overtime pay requirement will phase in over a three-year period beginning in 2019. The phase-in requirement is delayed until 2022 for agricultural employers with 25 or fewer workers
DPR Proposes Regulations for Pesticide Use Near Schools & Day Care Facilities
The Department of Pesticide Regulation recently released proposed regulations that would ban growers from making certain pesticide applications near schools/child day care facilities Monday through Friday between 6am and 6pm within a ¼ mile of a school or child day care. Some pesticide applications will be allowed Monday through Friday between 6am and 6pm within a ¼ mile of a school or child day care facility. However, a grower will be required to notify the school or child day care facility and County Agricultural Commissioners in advance of when the application is expected to be made. More information can be found at http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/.
UFW Seeking Access to Farms & Farmworkers
In summer 2015, UFW filed Notices of Intent to Take Access to multiple growers throughout the state, including in the Lodi area. The following “Cheat Sheets” provided by The Saqui Law Group provide information regarding Access under the ALRA.
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board Waste Discharge Regulations
- San Joaquin & Delta Waste Discharge Requirements as adopted March 2014
- Sacramento River Watershed Waste Discharge Requirements as adopted March 2014
- Changes to the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Will Impact All Farmers– Article by Jennifer Spaletta
- San Joaquin County & Delta Water Quality Coalition website
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