Proposed Changes to Hours-Of-Service Released by FMCSA 

Late yesterday the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the widely anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Hours of Service as they relate to the Electronic Logging Device Rule. 

The National Watermelon Association has been working in cooperation with a number of other produce groups.  We would like to recognize and thank the leaders of Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association - Paul Orsenigo (Chairman) and Mike Joyner (President & CEO) – who began this effort with FMCSA to streamline the Hours-of-Service rules to apply more effectively to agriculture, and in particular fresh fruits and vegetables.  

In the joint petition that was submitted to FMCSA earlier this year, we requested a number of key changes to the rules... Read More.

Department of Labor proposed a rule to "Modernize And Improve" the H2-A Program

The Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule to “modernize and improve” the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program.  A comparison grid of current rules to the proposed changes is attached for your review..

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45th Annual Agriculture Labor Relations Forum September 11- 13 , 2019 | Orlando, Florida

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Learn how to avoid labor troubles before they occur… 
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for agricultural employers. 
Attend both the Labor Forum and the dedicated H-2A Day