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From Planting to Processing: Best Practices for Agricultural Employers to Avoid Employment Liability

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From Planting to Processing: Best Practices for Agricultural Employers” Presentation – click here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
2700 Van Clief Road, Stevinson, CA
(209) 664-6450

11:30 a.m. – Registration and lunch
Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Program

Complimentary (includes lunch)

Call 209.385.0700 or 408.938.2449 or email:
RSVP requested by Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

1.5 hours of general CLE credit available.

Do you employ workers in an agricultural industry?  If so, do you know which employees can work more than eight hours per day without incurring overtime obligations (and which cannot)?  Are you aware that you can be fined and/or sued for failing to provide accessible drinking water or monitoring your employees’ heat exposure?  Did you know that all workers (even if undocumented) can sue you for failing to provide a detailed wage statement, or for hundreds of other seemingly minor employment requirements?  Costly employment related claims, lawsuits and government audits are on the rise in the agricultural industries.

Berliner Cohen’s Employment Law Group will discuss key employment issues currently facing agricultural employers and provide business owners, managers and human resources professionals with the critical tools to evaluate their business and to identify and minimize the risks of costly employment litigation.

Topics will include:

  • Avoiding overtime claims
  • Preventing litigation
  • Avoiding and/or responding to government audits

Berliner Cohen is one of the largest, full-service law firms in the Merced area and serves the full-service business and regulatory needs of private businesses and public agencies.  Our business and litigation attorneys represent San Joaquin Valley clients in a variety of industries, including agricultural businesses such as such as dairies, growers, and food processors, as well as commercial and manufacturing businesses.  For over 40 years, the San Jose-based firm has developed the special expertise required by a diverse client base consisting of nationally recognized business interests and a number of national and multinational corporations, new ventures, leading real estate developers and brokerages, cutting-edge technology companies, healthcare and other service providers, banking and financial institutions, governmental agencies and individuals.

Our experienced employment law attorneys advise and represent employers and managers on a full range of legal issues affecting the workplace, including harassment and discrimination, unfair competition and trade secrets, wrongful discharge, wage and hour issues, and labor disputes.