Washington Growers League
has the information you need

If you employ agricultural workers, Washington Growers League is the source you need to manage the complicated labor and employment issues facing all agricultural employers today. Every year, hundreds of legislative and regulatory changes affect agricultural employers in Washington state.

WGL is the leading source for information on:

Regulatory changes        Employment services

Labor management         Safety requirements

What's New at WGL


2018
WGL
Labor Conference

&
Annual Meeting

February 1, 2018
at the Yakima Convention Center

Click here for details and registration info

Register by January 23



WGL-MASLabor H-2A Forum

January 31, 2018
at the Hilton Garden Inn Yakima

Click here for details and registration info

Register by January 24



New WPS Requirements

EPA revisions to the
Worker Protection Standard

in effect January 1, 2018

WGL offering updated WPS training

Click here for training information


Looking for information about the
new EPA WPS regulations?

Click here for a WPS comparison chart

Click here for a summary of employer duties

Click here for a checklist of requirements
for w
orker employers

Click here for a checklist of requirements
for handler employers




Looking for
WPS pesticide safety training resources?


WGL members click here



Washington's paid sick leave law
went into effect January 1, 2018

WGL members can click here to access
a customizable policy and supporting forms


If you missed our webinar on
The New Paid Sick Leave Law

WGL members can
Click here to view a recording
in the webinar archive



Updated November 11, 2016

Rest Breaks and Meal Periods
in Washington Agriculture: A Summary

Including an explanation of
how bonuses affect rest-break pay
for piece-rate workers

Click here for an updated summary 

(Requires WGL member password)



Learn about the EPA's proposed changes to the pesticide applicator certification system

Proposed regulations (Federal Register)

WSDA comparison chart and comments

WGL comments

WSDA final comments


Click here for archived information

 


Job Safety Basics for Agricultural Workers

Updated December 2016



Click here to watch or
download WGL's video in
English, Spanish,
Mixteco Alto or
Mixteco Bajo


First DVD is free.
Additional copies are $10 plus tax and shipping



Check out our farmworker housing resources


Sage Bluff Seasonal Housing
in Malaga, WA



Brender Creek
Seasonal Housing

in Cashmere, WA



Rent-A-Tent Housing
for cherry harvest


Immigration
Reform News

Click here to read
the latest news

Updated 12/20/2017

Bills & Documents

Department of Homeland Security Memo issued 02/20/2017
Enforcement of the
Immigration Laws to
Serve the National Interest

A new research report showing the contributions immigrants make to Washington's economy
The Contributions of New Americans in Washington
Released August 2016

A report from the
American Action Forum
Budgetary & Economic
Costs of Addressing
Unauthorized Immigration

Released March 2015

Legal Workforce Act
HR 1147, Feb. 27, 2015

Click here to see
more in the archive