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Prepare for Government Audits
Model Policies for the Workplace
General Audit Instructions
What To Do During a Government Agency Visit
Western Growers Association’s Jason Resnick has provided a template for when a government agency comes to your business. You can customize this document for your own use and use among most agencies.
Specific Audit Instructions
Immigration-Related Workplace Enforcement (ICE):
“The I.C.E. Man Cometh: Update on Current Immigration Related Workplace Enforcement Initiatives and Practical Compliance Advice” was prepared by Chris Schulte of the law firm CJ Lake, LLC. The summary is intended to provide general guidance regarding investigations common to the agricultural workplace.
Wage & Hour Division Investigations:
“Responding to Wage & Hour Investigations: Advice for Agricultural Employers” was prepared by Chris Schulte of the law firm CJ Lake, LLC. The summary is intended to provide general guidance regarding DOL worksite investigations.
Social Security Mismatch Letters
Have you received a no-match letter from the Social Security Administration? Read the guidance letter issued by Michael C. Saqui of Dowling Aaron Incorporated, Chris Schulte of CJ Lake, LLC, and Rob Roy, President and General Counsel of Ventura County Agricultural Association.
NCAE has drafted model human resource policy statements that employers can use and modify for their businesses.
General Agricultural Employer Checklist
In 2016, Michigan State University’s Labor and Resource Management resource page updated their comprehensive checklist for agricultural employers which includes steps in the preparation, hiring, and follow-up procedures that all Ag Employers must consider. The checklist has special points about potential labor regulations employers need to be in compliance with, including Unemployment, MSPA, OSHA and the Affordable Care Act. Although some of the content is tailored to Michigan, this is a great overview template to consider.