Presentation Downloads

2019 Labor Forum Presentations


The following presentations from NCAE’s 2019 Labor Forum are available for download:

Wednesday

State of Play: Update from the Nation’s Capital

Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort – Washington, DC

Dynamic Changes in Ag Labor in Mexico & How Many Ag Workers Are There in California?

Phil Martin, University of California – Davis

Industry Perspectives on Responsible Recruitment Practices

Tara Holeman, Stronger Together – Washington, DC

Norma Encinas, Cierto – Yuma, AZ

The Good, the Bad, and (Potentially) Ugly: Prevailing Wage and Overtime Issues in Washington

Sarah Wixson, Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore – Yakima, WA

California Update

Jason Resnick, Western Growers Association – Irvine, CA

Washington Update

Diane Butler, Davis Wright Tremaine – Seattle, WA

Thursday

Taxation Nation: Navigating the Bureaucracy

Adam Kantrovich, PhD, Clemson University – Clemson, SC

New York State Catastrophe: Is It Coming to You?

Josh Viau, Fisher & Phillips – Atlanta, GA

Employee Housing: Do’s, Don’t’s, and Never Ever’s

Mike Gempler, Washington Growers League – Yakima, WA

Navigating Employee Benefits

Lorie Maring, Fisher & Phillips – Atlanta, GA

H-2A Reform: Jackpot or Craps?

Ryan Ayres, FirstFruit Farms – Prescott, WA

Chris Schulte, CJ Lake LLC – Washington, DC

H-2A 102

Tom Bortnyk, MAS Labor – Lovingston, VA

Friday

Office of Foreign Labor Certification Presentation

Brian Pasternak, OFLC

John Rotterman, Chicago National Processing Center

Janet Hawks Banos, OFLC

2019 Annual Meeting Presentations


The following presentations from NCAE’s 2019 Annual Meeting are available for download:

DOJ IER Presentation for NCAE

Jodi Danis, Special Litigation Counsel of Immigrant and Employee Rights Sections

The ADA, FMLA, and Other Issues for HR Professionals

Josh Viau, Fisher & Phillips – Atlanta, GA
Chris Schulte, CJ Lake, LLC – Washington, DC

2019 Political & Regulatory Update

Charlie Garrison, Garrison Group – Washington, DC

Problems with the AEWR – A Labor Economists View

Stephen Bronars, PhD, Edgeworth Economics – Washington, DC

2018 Labor Forum Presentations


The following presentations from NCAE’s 2018 Ag Employer Labor Forum are available for download:

Wednesday

Utilizing Social Media as Part of Your Communications Strategy

Mark Looker, Looker Communications Consulting – Modesto, CA

The 2018 Tax Bill and Consequences to Farmers and Agribusiness
Fee Charging

Bob Wunderle, La Posada Tax Clinic – Twin Falls, ID

Tax Update

Adam Kantrovich, Clemson University – Clemson, SC

Protecting Your Business Against Prohibited Fee Charging: Do’s, Dont’s, and Solutions

Wendel Hall, Hall Law Office – Washington, DC

Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices

Tom Stenzel, United Fresh Produce Association – Washington, DC

Thursday

Enhancing Community Relations for H-2A Housing

Mike Gempler, Washington Growers League – Yakima, WA

Anatomy of an HR Lawsuit

Josh Viau, Fisher & Phillips – Atlanta, GA

H-2A and Your Employee Benefits

Lorie Maring, Fisher & Phillips – Atlanta, GA

Janus v. AFSCME: What It May Mean For the Private Sector

Josh Viau, Fisher & Phillips – Atlanta, GA

Strategies and Benefits of Freedom of Information Act and State-law Equivalent Requests

Jeanne Malitz, Malitz Law, Inc. – San Diego, CA
Mike Saqui, The Saqui Law Group – Sacramento, CA

Evidence Development for H-2A Reform

Troy Frostad, Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Company – Yakima, WA

H-2A Expense Budget Excel Sheet for Download

Ryan Ayres, Mercer Ranches – Prosser, WA

Friday

H-2A 101 & Workshop for Agents and Users
Department of Labor Presentation

Lynette Wills, Department of Labor – Chicago, IL
Brian Pasternak, Department of Labor – Washington, DC

Department of State Presentation

Aaron Luster, Department of State – Monterrey, Mexico

ASHCA Farm Safety Seminar

Developing Supervisors
Lupe Sandoval, California Farm Labor Contract Association – Sacramento, CA

Creating a Culture of Safety

Susan Quale, Sierra Cascade Nursery – Susanville, CA

Insurance Carrier Perspective Risk Evaluation

Vanessa Galvan, Zenith Agribusiness Solutions, Fresno, CA

Saunders Brothers Presentation

Jim Saunders, Saunders Brothers – Piney River, VA