Labor

27 Apr, 2017

Trump Promises Immigration Reform That Will Work for Farmers

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Earlier this week President Trump hosted a roundtable of farmers at the White House to discuss issues facing agriculture.

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30 Mar, 2017

The Labor Crunch

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Farmers struggle to hire employees despite good wages and benefits.

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28 Mar, 2017

Fear Rampant Among Employees, Dairy Needs Immigration Reform

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Imagine one of your employees came to you and asked, “If my wife and I are deported, are you going to take care of my children?”

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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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