If there is one workplace issue that bedevils virtually every employer in the country daily it is the dilemma of employee attendance – perhaps more appropriately, the lack of attendance. Despite the rapidly expanding mandatory paid leave laws and the adoption of generous paid-time-off policies by a large number of employers, employees continue to find […]

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The landscape regarding marijuana use seems to be changing so rapidly that it is difficult to keep up. More than half of the U.S. has now legalized some form of marijuana use. Currently, 33 states and the District of Columbia permit the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes or both. In 10 […]

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It is not uncommon for employers in the meat or food processing business to, on occasion, be confronted with an employee’s illness that raises the question of whether leaving the employee with the medical condition in the plant jeopardizes food safety and/or the safety and health of other employees. Plant managers and supervisors cannot be […]

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By Richard Alaniz, Alaniz Law & Associates The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exempts agricultural workers from certain FLSA requirements. The most common exemption is from the payment of overtime. Under the FLSA, “agriculture” is defined as being either “primary” or “secondary” agriculture. Primary agriculture includes farming in all its branches, which generally includes raising […]

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By Chris Young, AAMP Executive Director This article was published previously by AAMP due to the number of Listeria positive tests in plants around the country. AAMP has received increased questions from some members regarding Listeria, as well as the number of recalls that have happened recently. Please take the time to review this article […]

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