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Training & Events


The Washington Farm Labor Association offers a full array of training and events, web-based and in-person (see below). We also provide custom on-site training.

We are the recognized leader in the state for training regarding the Form I-9, state/federal labor and employment compliance, as well as many other industry specific labor issues and relevant topics.

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Please email Kim Bresler with training topic requests.

Upcoming events

    • October 07, 2014
    • 11:00 AM
    • October 21, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Your Computer

    H-2A Web Series 

    Industry experts deliver the answers you need straight to you!

    TUES | OCT 7

    Managing Workers' Compensation Claims for H-2A
    Don't get burned with your workers' comp claims

    Presenter: Lori Evans, L&I Operations Manager in Claims Administration of WA State Dept. of Labor & Industries

    Employers must pay extra attention and work closely with the state Dept. of Labor and Industries (L&I) to manage workers’ comp. claims in an expeditious and efficient matter. Foreign workers must leave the country due to a visa restriction. L&I has tools to help you with these workers. You may need to provide additional assistance to these workers to keep the claim moving along. At this webinar you will receive information and tips about reporting and managing workers' comp. claims for guest workers.

    TUES | OCT 14

    Agency Inspections and Outreach
    Pass government inspections with flying colors 

    Presenter: Dan Fazio, Director of WAFLA

    Employers who use the H-2A program face three different types of inspections from federal and state agencies. Employers who are prepared report little or no problems, while other employers have been assessed hundreds of thousands in fines. Moreover, employers who are prepared for government inspections face a lower risk of a legal claim from a disgruntled worker. This webinar will explain the different types of inspections, and we will provide participants with a comprehensive self-audit check list that will walk you through an inspection. We will also tell you about a new on site compliance audit service WAFLA is offering.  

    TUES | OCT 21

    Anatomy of a Lawsuit
    How to survive and avoid lawsuits

    Presenter:  Kristin Ferrera, Principal of Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn, and Aylward, P.S.

    You just received a "demand letter" from a legal services provider who represents a worker or a class of workers who don't like what you did in the H-2A program. How should you respond? What are the problem areas which generate the most controversy? What steps can you take to avoid costly litigation, and when can't it be avoided? We use redacted language from actual H-2A cases from Washington and other areas to help you understand the issues.

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