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

Upcoming Events


Be sure to mark your calendar for Two Great Events!!!

Are you one of the hundreds of agricultural employers in Washington state thinking about the H-2A program as an option, or have you started using H-2A but need to learn more? Whether you're new to H-2A or an H-2A veteran, you'll find new information at our in-depth seminar led by the labor specialists from másLabor, Washington Growers League, and prominent labor attorneys.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Click HERE to Register

Click HERE to download/view the Agenda

Agenda Topics:

  • The proposed H-2A regulations 
  • H-2A audits
  • H-2A compliance and best practices
  • The H-2A Application Process 
  • The Agent’s Role 
  • The State and Federal Government roles: job orders, visas and audits
  • Legal ramifications of H-2A for the agricultural employer: handling domestic referrals, employing local workers and compliance with FLC laws
  • How H-2A affects the practical management of your farm
  • Payroll, I-9’s, Social Security cards, taxes and health insurance
  • Foreign recruitment
  • Logistics: transportation, consular interviews and border crossings
  • Fees, costs and benefits: How much does H-2A cost?
  • The FLC model and working with the different pieces of H-2A as an employer
  • Housing for H-2A

Washington Growers League Annual Labor Conference and Member Meeting.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020:  Plan on attending the Washington Growers League Annual Labor Conference and Member Meeting.  There is a lot to learn here at the conference that addresses the full spectrum of labor and employment issues for agricultural employers; from wage and hour to labor relations to safety.  Registration and agenda information will be released in December.


What's New at WGL


New WPS Requirements

EPA revisions to the
Worker Protection Standard

in effect January 1, 2018

Click here for pesticide training resources

OR

Click here to request WPS training


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 worker employers

Click here for a checklist of requirements
for handler employers




Looking for
WPS pesticide safety training resources?


WGL members click here





Click here for archived information

 


Immigration
Reform News

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the latest news

Updated 06/19/2018

Bills & Documents

Republicans introduce Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, June 19, 2018
Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

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

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more in the archive