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Afternoon Brief, June 1st

US Department of Labor Investigations of Labor Contractors, Vineyard Yield $231K in Penalties, Recover $129K in Back Wages for 353 Agricultural Workers: Home to thousands of winemakers who produce 80 percent of the wine in the U.S., California vineyards also yield their share of unscrupulous employers who profit by taking advantage of migrant and seasonal farmworkers as the harvest season approaches...

US Department of Labor Investigations of Labor Contractors, Vineyard Yield $231K...

Violations of federal programs for migrant, seasonal workers found June 1st - SAN FRANCISCO – Home to thousands of winemakers who produce 80 percent of...

US Department of Labor Finds California Grape Grower Illegally Gave Wage,...

Investigation recovers $54K in lost wages for 14 affected workers in Sonoma County October 18th - SONOMA, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered...
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Afternoon Brief, March 20

New Napa Ballot Initiative Splits Wine Industry, Set to Repeat Measure C Battle: After the controversial and hotly debated Measure C was narrowly defeated in Napa County, the organization responsible for bringing the measure to the ballot, Napa Growers and Vintners for Responsible Agriculture (NGVRA), is attempting to get a new initiative on the November 2020 ballot...

USDA and DOL Announce Information Sharing to Assist H-2A Employers

(Washington, D.C., March 19, 2020) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the...

Farm Labor Contractor, Vineyard Pay $42K in Penalties for Providing Deplorable...

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found farm labor contractor Four Seasons Vineyard Management and winemaker Ridge Vineyards in violation of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act for providing deplorable housing conditions to farm workers in northern Sonoma County.