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We are the premier provider for education and training regarding state/federal labor and employment compliance, as well as many other industry specific labor issues and relevant topics.  We conduct our training via: webinars; offsite/onsite; annual conferences - Workforce Summit (Mid January) and Labor Conference (Mid February).

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Please email Kim Bresler with training topic requests.

Upcoming events

    • November 17, 2015
    • December 15, 2015
    • 2 sessions
    • Your Computer

    How to Pick & Modify your H-2A Start & End Dates

    FREE wafla Members
    NOV 17 
    DEC 15 (Repeat)
    Your Computer  
    11 a.m. to Noon 

    Recording\handouts will be forwarded to all registrants regardless of live attendance.

    In 2015, growers who did not thoroughly understand the rules around choosing a starting and end date for the H-2A contract got burned. Don’t let it happen to you!

    Do you know the required steps to take so that you can legally delay a contract start date without incurring a penalty? Do you know the fine if you start your contract late but did not follow the required steps?

    Start thinking now of the ideal start and end date for your 2016 H-2A contract. At this webinar, you will:

    1. Learn why you can push a contract start date back but never forward.
    2. Learn two ways to legally delay your start date – and how to accomplish each.
    3. Understand – thoroughly – the regulation and the DOL interpretation around start and end dates.
    4. Understand – by using examples the rules around contract end dates and the 75 percent guarantee.
    5. Learn the 3 options you have to end your contract early without incurring a penalty.

    This webinar presentation is a MUST SEE for anyone who uses or wants to use the H-2A program – regardless of how long you have been using H-2A.

    • December 10, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Your Computer


    Thursday, December 10 
    11 am to Noon

    Your Computer

    Free for wafla members!

    New Temporary Worker Housing Rules

    This past summer, the Washington Department of Health and Department of Labor and Industries had issued new standards for Temporary Worker Housing.

    Some rules went into effect in July, but the majority come into force January 1 2016!

    At this webinar we will:

    • Review the temporary worker housing basics!
    • Supply an overview of the new rules you need to be in compliance with now and January 1, 2016.

    You will also receive valuable compliance handouts such as a visual timeline of events and steps for acquiring/renewing housing, a written overview and summary of the rule changes, a template camp management plan, and much more.

    Make sure you are in full compliance!
    Attend this webinar!
    • January 28, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Central Washington University - Student Union Building

    Central Washington University
    Student Union Building

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $75 - Members only!

    Forward thinking companies are investing in their workforce. This includes utilizing the 

    Legal Worker Program™.

    The Workforce Summit focuses on how seasonal employers can best utilize the federal H-2A program to attract a legal and stable workforce. Highlights include:
    • Why wafla's turnkey Legal Worker Program™ is the superior choice;
    • Innovative services to integrate;
    • Solutions, education, and best practices; and
    • Much, much more!

    Hotel Accommodations

    Hampton Inn Ellensburg
    2705 Triple L Loop
    Ellensburg, WA 98926
    (509) 933-1600 Must call to get receive group rate.

    Mention you are with wafla to receive a special room rate of $89 per single king and $99 (2) queens.

    Thank you partner sponsors!


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