Help employers need: Labor management seminars
Highlighted here are available labor management seminar topics offered
by the Michigan Farm Bureau Agricultural Labor and Safety Services
The seminars are typically offered during the winter or
spring seasons for a fee. Attendees gain significant knowledge and receive
appropriate course and/or regulatory materials.
For more information or
to request a seminar, call Corina Salinaz (517) 679-5352 or email
This seminar reviews the Form I-9
completion requirements, focusing on each requirement to assure an employer
prevents the knowing hire of unauthorized workers while still meeting
anti-discrimination and retention/re-verification laws. It also covers
self-audit procedures and provides tips on how to correct mistakes and/or
modify procedures to minimize risks in the event of a federal employer Form I-9
This seminar examines
federal, state and third-party employee recruitment options, including the pros
and cons of each. It covers the use of farm labor contractors, with a focus on
proper disclosures when using the services of a licensed farm labor
contractor. The seminar also addresses the federal H2A program and how
procedures have evolved under new H2A rules.
There are significant federal and state rules that cover youth employment on farms. It's critical your understand when work on a farm is not considered "farm work" or
"agricultural." This seminar teaches which jobs are prohibited for younger
workers, and how an activity may be allowed on one area of the farm but be
prohibited on another.
Complaints and injuries are the primary
triggers for federal farm inspections. Recently, however, various agencies
have targeted farm employers for inspections. This seminar covers what
enforcement agencies are looking for, what they have found and how to minimize
your risk of being selected for an inspection.
employees both have rights. Recognizing these rights can minimize the risk of
legal actions, agency violations and public relations fiascos. This seminar
teaches what you can do to minimize your risk by understanding these
Record keeping rules cross a large number of laws and regulations. On top of
this are Industry Consensus Standards. This seminar covers the various record
requirements and offers tips on how to make record keeping easier.
The livestock and dairy
workforce has changed dramatically over recent years. With the change has come
a significant increase in labor law compliance. This seminar outlines the
issues that could "cost the farm" and management changes that can "save the