California Farm Employers’ Rights

Courtesy of Farm Employers Labor Service via Monterey County Farm Bureau

FELS has learned additional information that may be useful while dealing with United Farm Workers Union (UFW) Notices of Intent to Take Access (NAs).

First, regional Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) offices have recently requested certain information from employers within seven days: 
Such a request by the ALRB is previously unheard of; an investigation of an NA and provision of this information is not required by the ALRB's access regulation. 

Second, let your employees know that you and other agricultural employers and their organizations have been working very hard for a long time for the passage of an immigration-reform law that will benefit them and their family and friends, along with employers. 

Also before UFW agents take access, reassure your employees that you respect their right and the right of UFW agents to communicate with each other confidentially during access periods. You should also let employees know they have the rights:  

Third, there are limitations on UFW's access rights in addition to those mentioned in the September 30 FELS eNews

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact FELS at 800-753-9073 or

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