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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

    • July 15, 2014
    • 11:00 AM
    • July 29, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Your Computer

    Web Series

    Three industry experts deliver the answers you need on hot topics straight to you!

    Tuesdays Mid July 11A - Noon

    Listen to report!

    TUES | JUL 15
    Drug Policy up in Smoke?
    Presenter: Adam S. Belzberg, Graham and Dunn Attorney
    With the legalization of marijuana in Washington state your workforce may think it is okay to light up on the clock or off the clock? What is your policy? Have you reviewed it to make sure it pertains to all controlled substances, not just illegal ones? Has your policy been reaffirmed to your workforce? Learn what your rights as an employer are in your efforts to provide a safe workplace.

    TUES | JUL 22
    Pregnancy Disabilities Covered Under ADA?
    Presenter: Mary Kay Mauren, EEOC Senior Attorney
    The EEOC is being more aggressive at arguing that pregnancy-related impairments are disabilities covered by the ADA and has developed guidance on this issue. Pregnancy is not considered a disability, but some pregnancies develop impairments that have the potential of being covered disabilities. What is the difference between FMLA and ADA coverage? What you need to know.

    TUES | JUL 29
    Road map VOE and Reference Inquiries
    Presenter: Dan Fazio, WAFLA Director
    Verification of Employment Requests (VOE) and reference inquiries for current and previous employees can be frequent, burdensome, and downright labor intensive. Employers may find themselves stumped over what they should and should not be providing the inquirers, best practices, as well as what their rights are within the scope of the law.

    • August 04, 2014
    • 8:00 AM
    • August 08, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Five Locations MT VERNON l WEN l YAK l PAS l OR CITY



    Leadership Training
    For English Speaking Employees

    (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m)
    $125 p/person EARLY BIRD RATE
    after July 21 $150 p/person

    Registration includes course materials, lunch and certificate of completion.


    (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m)

    WSU Research & Extension Center
    MON, AUG 4 
    Convention Center
     TUES, AUG 5
    Yakima Valley Tech Center

     WED, AUG 6
    Columbia Basin Community College
    "A" Building Rm 126.
    Use 20th Ave. entrance at light by Red Lion.
     THUR, AUG 7
    Clackamas Community College
      FRI, AUG 8 

    This program teaches practical leadership and motivational skills for the agricultural industry. Attendees will be exposed – most for the first time – to essential motivational skills, and they will be shown, urged, and cajoled into using these skills, through practical applications and other role playing techniques. Attendees will discuss leadership and be asked to identify a leadership style that works for them.

    The benefits to the company are:

    • Supervisors will see themselves as leaders and raise the performance bar for themselves and their team.
    • Increase workplace value and morale. Every human wants to feel needed. Our trainers will emphasize that your company is investing in their professional growth.
    • Crew leader will be challenged to spend more time on motivating, coaching, and inspiring their crew, and less time on negative, unproductive activity.
    • Trainers will emphasize the importance of progressive discipline as a tool to improve performance and protect the company.
    See agenda posted above for information about the trainers.

    Thank you Sponsors!

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