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Fixing Farm Labor Woes Worth The Extra Effort [Opinion]


Kim Thompson was quoted in Growing Produce on November 19, 2014. The article “Fixing Farm Labor Woes Worth the Extra Effort [Opinion]” discussed the recent Florida Agriculture Labor Relations Forum that helps employers understand complicated workforce regulations, laws, and procedures ranging from audits to health care and transportation to guest worker visa programs.

Kim offered advice on E-Verify and Form I-9 compliance. She said, “The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service now looks more at employers than at employees, and the goal for the agency is to create a culture of compliance. She stressed the importance of timely completion and accuracy when submitting I-9 forms. She also advised employers to use a new two-page form rather than the dated one-page version.”

To read the full article, please visit Growing Produce.


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