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Minimum Wage

Minimum wage changes affecting California employers.

Employment Development Department

Employment Development Department rules affecting California employers, including "New Reporting Requirements For Employers" beginning July 1, 1998 and wages (find location and then go to Agriculture).

Agricultural Labor Relations Board

The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA) became effective in 1975. The ALRA seeks to achieve peace in the fields by providing orderly processes for protecting, implementing, and enforcing the respective rights and responsibilities of employees, employers and labor organizations in their relations with each other.

Also see Farm Safety links for other legal organizations related to farm safety.


Ohio Farm Labor Handbook (5th Edition)

The Ohio Farm Labor Handbook is an informational source for farm employers and employees on labor law and compliance issues, by Bernard L. Erven and Eric E. Barrett

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Agricultural Labor Management


Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California
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2 August 2005