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

Upcoming Events

    • January 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • OR H-2A SUMMIT - Monarch Hotel & Conference Center (Clackamas)
    Register


    OREGON

    MONARCH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
    CLACKAMAS

    $100 - Members only!
    Registration reimbursed for your first attendee on your first contract!


    AGENDA OVERVIEW COMING SOON
    SCALED DOWN VERSION OF WA SUMMIT
    VIEW WA AGENDA

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

    The H-2A Workforce Summit focuses on how seasonal employers can best utilize the federal H-2A program to attract a legal and stable workforce. It's imperative that current member program participants attend, as well as like-minded growers interested in obtaining a legal and stable workforce through wafla. Please see the  Agenda Overview for more details.


    Hotel Accommodations

    Monarch Hotel
    (503) 652-1515
    Website 

    Call in and mention you are with wafla to receive a special room rate of $109 per single king or (2) queens.

    SEE YOU IN OREGON!

    • January 23, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 21, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Yakima 1/23; Wenatchee 1/29; Tri-Cities 2/21


    Three all-day professional training opportunities in one quality event!

    THREE TRACKS RUN CONCURRENTLY AT EACH VENUE

    Owner/HR – State and Federal Labor Law Updates (English)

    This track is chock full of important need-to-know state and federal labor regulatory updates specific to seasonal employers! Topics will include: State and Federal updates – WA State Dept. of Labor & Industries: new pay equity laws, overtime rule white-collar exemption, HRC sexual harassment model policy and procedures, and paid sick leave turns one; U.S. Dept. of Labor: drug testing after accident OSHA clarifications; and PAID program; the new Paid Family Leave law; arbitration agreements (pros & cons); Carranza v. Dovex update – pay for compensatory time (piece rate); employee investigations; employee handbook tune-up; labor unrest – tale of three worksites; and return of the Social Security no-match briefing paper. You will not want to miss this track! Also, receive valuable handouts. See you at a location near you!

    VIEW TRACK AGENDA 

    Supervisor/Crew Leaders - Leadership Skills (Spanish)

    Instruct crew leaders and supervisors in the best management practices that foster a positive work environment and worker satisfaction. This session focuses on the role of training and development in managing others and the significance of communication. Areas of emphasis include: understanding the importance of job descriptions; common sense practices and self-evaluation; discipline and termination; hostile work environment; and dealing with unwanted visitors. Attendees will participate with the instructor and each other in self-evaluation and identifying best management practices for achieving the maximum contribution of the workforce.

    Workers - Training to the Worker Protection Standard (Spanish)

    Learn about the important changes to the Federal Worker Protection Standard that took effect January 1, 2018. If you have employees working directly with or even around pesticides, this workshop is an excellent opportunity for you to provide them with Accredited and Documented Training. All training is Hands On and directly administered by experienced WSDA trainers. All participants will receive a WSDA Handler Card upon course completion – no testing required. Six WSDA Pesticide recertification credits will be available for licensed participants.

    Yakima, Wednesday, January 23 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    Wenatchee, Tuesday, January 29 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    Tri-Cities, Thursday, February 21, 2019 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

    Register through G.S. Long Company to secure your seats today!

    (800) 338-5664 or gslong.com

    • January 25, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • WA H-2A SUMMIT - Yakima Convention Center
    Register

    WASHINGTON

    $175 - Members only! 
    Registration reimbursed for your first attendee on your first contract!

    AGENDA OVERVIEW

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

    Legal Worker Program.


    The H-2A Workforce Summit focuses on how seasonal employers can best utilize the federal H-2A program to attract a legal and stable workforce. It's imperative that current member program participants attend, as well as like-minded growers interested in obtaining a legal and stable workforce through wafla. Please see the Agenda Overview for more details.

    HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

    Holiday Inn Yakima
    (509) 494-7000
    Website

    Mention you are with wafla to receive a special room rate.
     

    OR OVERFLOW


    Red Lion Yakima

    509-248-5900
    Website

    Mention you are looking for a room for the wafla conference to receive a special room rate of $99 per single king or (2) queens.


    SEE YOU IN YAKIMA!


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