WGL Annual Meeting 2017

Drilling Down
on Labor Management

Earn 2 pesticide recertification credits 
in the afternoon session

February 2, 2017

8:45 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m.

Yakima Convention Center
10 N 8th Street, Yakima WA  98901

$75 per person for WGL members

$125 per person for non-members

Registration for the 2017 annual meeting 
includes morning coffee and snack, 
plus a gourmet lunch buffet

Online registration closed

Call Linda Brown in the WGL office
for last-minute registration


The 2017 WGL Annual Meeting features presentations on these hot labor management topics, including a special focus on safety and the new WPS pesticide requirements

Do You Need a Farm Labor Contracting License? 
Presented by Brendan Monahan, Attorney,
Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore and Shore

WGL Private Housing Financing Model 
Presented by Mike Shinn, Attorney, 
Halverson Northwest Law Group

Managing Workers' Comp Insurance Claims: 
All You Ever Wanted to Know 
Presented by Lloyd Brooks, Director of Claims Services, Archbright 

The New I-9 and the New Environment for Immigrants 
Presented by Eamonn Roach, Attorney, 
Roach Immigration Law

Worker Protection Standard Workshop:
New Worker Pesticide Safety Rules
Presented by Mike Gempler, Executive Director,
and Samuel Rodriguez, Safety Services, WGL
Earn 2 pesticide recertification credits

Safety Management Planning and Written Programs 
Presented by Sam Rodriguez and 
Mike Gempler, Washington Growers League

Anatomy of a Safety Audit: 
A Great Risk Management Tool
Presented by WGL Safety Team

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Revised December 27, 2016


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