Aviva Kamm and Dustin Yeager outline steps agriculture employers should take to keep operations running during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stokes Law Briefs
The Social Security Administration has resumed issuing what is officially called an "Employer Correction Request Notice," but are commonly referred to as "no-match letters." Sarah Wixson offers guidelines for how to respond if you receive one of these letters.
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that Washington law requires agricultural employers to pay piece workers a separate hourly wage for time spent performing "activities outside the scope of piece-rate picking work." Sarah Wixson explains what ag employers should do next.
On January 4, 2018, the prevailing wage rate to be paid to H-2A workers increases to $14.12 per hour in Washington. This post explains employers' requirements for hiring H-2A workers.
On January 1, 2018, Washington state's new I-1433 paid sick-leave requirements will take effect. Sarah Wixson explains what employers need to know.
The Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore Agriculture practice offers guidance for employers facing potential immigration raids.