Business and Finance Session: Mr. Daniels will review the issues that vineyard operators face in the current labor arena. Among the topics to be covered are: Cal/OSHA?s Ag Safety and Health Inspection Program (AgShip), Division of Labor Standards Enforcement increased inspections, vineyard managers as farm labor contracts and the impact on wineries, liabilities of worker transporta-tion, employee?s mismatched social security numbers, and status of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.
Ms. de Oddone will review legal developments that will affect wine industry employers in the coming year and will focus on discrimination and harass-ment under state and federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws; the interplay of federal and state disability and leave laws with Workers?
Compensation; and, practical management measures to avoid litigation landmines and organizing drives.
Moderator: Brad Lange, Lange Twins, Inc.
Speakers: Barbara de Oddone, Littler, Mendelson, Fastiff, Tichy & Mathiason, L. George Daniels, III, Farm Employers Labor Service