Labor

27 Mar, 2017

Opinion: Immigrants Are Boosting the U.S. Economy

Labor | By: Bloomberg News

If the business expansion rate keeps pace with the immigration rate, native-born wages don’t need to fall.

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21 Mar, 2017

Wisconsin Dairies Struggle to Keep Immigrant Workers

Labor | By: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Workers cite hostility and heightened enforcement. Dairy farmers raise wages to attract and keep Mexican and Central American employees.

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13 Mar, 2017

Dairy Needs Stable, Secure Workforce

Labor | By: Mike Opperman

NMPF CEO says loss of immigrant labor would cut economic input by $32 billion. 

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01 Mar, 2017

Trump Pushes for Immigration Reform

Labor | By: Mike Opperman

Trump pushes for merit-based system, offers goals for accomplishing immigration reform

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26 Feb, 2017

Trump Deportations Could Drive Up Farm Wages

Labor | By: Bloomberg News

Across America’s orchards and crop fields, a shrinking supply of migrants has already driven pay up faster than in the broader workforce.

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25 Feb, 2017

How to Audit Your Form I-9s

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

As an employer you can't keep any of your workers from being swept up in an immigration raid, however there are some things you can do to protect yourself from fines and penalties, like auditing your I-9 forms.

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20 Feb, 2017

Have You Considered Using the TN Visa Program?

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The TN work visa allows dairy farmers to legally bring workers to the U.S.

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17 Feb, 2017

What To Do If ICE Comes Knocking

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

While farmers don’t employ workers with illegal status on purpose, there is some fear in the farm community about the most recent series of immigration enforcement measures.

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14 Feb, 2017

Keep Employees Calm But Be Prepared

Labor | By: Mike Opperman

Executive Orders and immigration raids have immigrant labor nervous. Calm their fears but be ready for a raid.

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10 Feb, 2017

Producers Urged To Contact Legislators on New Immigration Bill

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

While some fear President Trump’s stance on immigration could heavily impact the availability of immigrants, it seems a new Senate bill will also be cause for concern.

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