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We are the premier provider of education and training regarding state/federal labor and employment compliance, as well as industry specific labor issues and relevant topics. 

WEBINARS (March - September)

(Last week of January)

IN PERSON & ONSITE - (Spanish/English)

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Email Kim Bresler with training topic requests.


Upcoming events

    • March 14, 2016
    • 11:00 AM
    • August 01, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Your Computer

             2016 WEBINARS

    Effortlessly Stay Current on Vital HR Topics for Seasonal Employers
    Convenient One Hour Sessions
    Save Time & Money!

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    Start the season off right! Effortlessly learn and keep abreast of vital HR topics impacting seasonal employers from the comfort of your computer. We are producing 24 webinars this year – don’t miss out!

    You will now have the option to pay per webinar, purchase a discounted 6-Pack bundle, or 2016 Season Pass! Webinar registrants will always be sent the recording and handouts in case the live presentation was missed. Pick the option best for you!

    Season Pass

    Most Convenient
    Save Over 50 Percent!

    Automatically registered for each webinar, receive reminder email, link to join, and always emailed the recording and handouts in case you missed the live presentation. Pay one time here and be set for the entire season!


    Pay once for 6 webinars
    20 percent savings!

    Get a 6-Pack! Choose the webinars you want to attend and select the "Prepaid 6-Pack" option during registration. If you run out, buy another! Purchase your 6-Pack here now.


    Pick only the webinars you want and pay as you go. No action needed on this page.

    March 22 through September 27

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    Click on the registration tab to the left and purchase a Season Pass or 6-Pack now!

    • May 10, 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Your Computer


    Harassment. It is Happening!

    Scheduled Webinar
    Tuesday, May 10 
    11A to Noon
    Your Computer

    Presented by Dr. Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, Professor UW Bothell & Director of Community Engagement & Education, UW Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center (PNASH)

    Co-Presented by Juanita Soto, Civil Rights Specialist, WA State Human Rights Commission

    How pervasive is sexual harassment? What do women agricultural workers report? Beginning in 2015, researchers from the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health (PNASH) studied sexual harassment as an occupational health hazard. The results of the research may surprise you. As an employer, you need to know how widespread the problem is, and how it is impacting workers.

    PNASH is one of 10 agricultural centers in the nation, is funded by the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health, and has conducted worker health and safety research in the Northwest for over 20 years. Dr. Vasquez is the first to study sexual harassment in agriculture as an occupational health and safety issue. 

    Here are just a few of the highlights:

    • Work PNASH has done to better understand how workers think of this topic;
    • Recognizing what constitutes sexual harassment;
    • Prevention & mitigation tactics used (by growers) that work;
    • Lessons learned from local cases/settlements; and
    • Much more!

    Save time and money!
    Purchase a Season Pass or 6-pack
    Learn more & view webinar schedule

    • May 19, 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Your Computer


    Wage & Hour Inspection Protocol Update by DOL

    Timely Topic Webinar
    Thursday, May 19 
    11A to Noon
    Your Computer
    This presentation will NOT be recorded
    FREE - wafla Members & Guests from Company!
    Must enter email address for guests

    Presented by Jeanette Aranda, USDOL Wage & Hour, Seattle District Director & David Miljoner, Seattle District Assistant Director

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division will continue robust compliance enforcement of wage and hour violations. During this presentation DOL will outline the federal laws enforced, investigative process (what the employer can expect) and take your questions!

    View upcoming webinar schedule

    • May 25, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington (4) - Oregon (1) - Idaho (1)

         H-2A Town Hall Support Meetings

    Wednesday, May 25
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Third of Five Monthly Meetings
    Guide to Legal Worker Program
    Section 3: Recruitment

    FREE to wafla members who have filed or will be filing an H-2A application with us this season!


    Roach & Bishop Law Firm

    Le Chateau

    Confluence Technology Center
    (Okanogan River Room)

    wafla Office

    Multnomah Education Service District (Auditorium East)

    Idaho-Oregon Fruit & Vegetable Association


    We will walk you through the five chapters of the wafla Guide to the Legal Worker Program.

    At last month's meeting we covered Section 2: Housing. This meeting will cover Section 3: Recruitment. You will not want to miss this one!

    How it works

    Register to attend at one of the locations. A wafla staff member will remotely connect to all other sites via video conference. You will view our presentation and get your questions answered!

    Connect with other growers, collaborate and share information.

    Refreshments Provided!

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