Fresno, California – Governor Brown has changed licensing regulations for farm labor contractors (FLC’s) by signing Senate Bill 295 into law on Monday October 2. This law revises the FLC licensing regulations to require additional reporting requirements for FLC’s on sexual harassment training for their employees as part of their license renewal.
The revised regulations change the FLC licensing requirements and are effective January 1, 2018. Follow this link to note the changes in blue in the revised language of the licensing regulation.
Datatech’s the Labor Contractor’s Office is a state of the art software application designed to assist FLC’s in fast data entry to reduce their time in calculating rest and recovery breaks, piece rate payroll, sick pay, minimum and guaranteed wages. When clients add the Human Resource Management module, they now have access to amazing reporting features including documenting employee training.
Here’s a review of the the new requirements added by the signing of SB 295:
- Training on harassment prevention must be provided to employees in a language they will understand.
- FLC’s must submit with their license renewal application a list of materials and resources used in their harassment prevention training.
- With their FLC license renewal, applicants must submit a total number of workers trained in the calendar year prior to the month the application is submitted.
- The new regulations clarify violations of the training requirement under,
- 1697.5. (a) In the above revised language link, includes failure to maintain training records, and failing to provide a verification of training to each employee trained.
Datatech invites you to see how our Human Resource Management software module can aid FLC’s in the documentation of their employee training, including this new requirement for sexual harassment training. Contact Paul Bondi by email, Paul@Datatechag.com for more information.
The California Farm Labor Contractor Association is working with the labor commissioner to clarify certain SB 295 requirements. They’re updating their materials for the 9-hour FLC continuing education programs.
If you’d like to learn more, a further explanation of these requirements will be included in the Labor Law Updates at the 7th Annual Ag Labor Issues Forum, November 15 & 16 at Tachi Palace in Lemoore. Registration information for this conference is available at here.
Datatech is a member of the CFLCA, and provides software designed specifically for farm labor contractors across America.