Growers Encouraged to Attend Upcoming H2A Stakeholder Forums

  • Apr 11, 2019

A series of free H2A Roundtable Sessions, organized by the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA), will be held at a variety of locations across the state. California avocado growers who use H2A contractors or directly hire H2A workers — and those interested in learning more about H2A labor options — are encouraged to attend.

RSVPs are required. Online registration is now available. For more information, contact the APMA at 831.422.8023.

Topics include:

  • Wage and hour H2A compliance
  • H2A certification process best practices
  • I-129 processing best practices
  • Visa processing best practices and recruitment fraud in Mexico
  • Federal, state and local housing codes
  • Wage and hour legal issues and best practices
  • H2A regulatory requirements
  • H2A job orders
  • H2A housing inspections
  • Dealing with CNPC, USCIS and the U.S. Consulate

A Q&A session with representatives from government agencies also will take place. For a complete list of presenters and the agenda, download the event flyer.

The sessions will be held as follows:

Santa Maria Spanish Session
May 7, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Santa Maria English Session
May 8, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel
3455 Skyway Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455

May 9, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott
600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036

June 4, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Salinas Sports Complex
1034 N. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93906

Sonoma/Santa Rosa
June 6, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sonoma County Farm Bureau
3589 Westwind Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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