Legislation to Fear – AB 1897
There have been numerous veiled attempts to place workplace state compliance issues and labor law violations at the feet of the clients of Farm Labor Contractors. Various state legislators (usually from Los Angeles for some reason) have been chipping away at the protections provided farmers who decide to utilize farm labor contractors instead of employing seasonal workers themselves.
AB 1897 (Roger Hernandez D – West Covina) brings this issue to a head and a copy of it is sitting on Governor Browns desk right now either awaiting veto, signature, or being ignored all together, thus making it law. The text of the bill is to the point: