The Washington Supreme Court ruled yesterday in Jose Martinez-Cuevas v. DeRuyters Bros. Dairy, Inc. requiring dairy employers to provide overtime pay to workers who had previously been considered exempt as agricultural workers. Lance Pelletier explains the case.
On September 10, 2020, Washington State's Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) revised the emergency rules setting out COVID-19 requirements for temporary worker housing facilities. J.P. Schroeder and Aviva Kamm explain the changes.
Aviva Kamm and Sarah Wixson explain additional programs aimed at containing and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in agricultural communities.
Aviva Kamm answers common questions related to Washington State's mandate on paid sick leave for agricultural workers.
Charissa Johnston and Michelle Mendoza explain that the USDA announced amendments to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to include apple producers.
Stokes Lawrence attorneys continue to monitor the evolving legal implications of the pandemic.