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Unconstitutionality of New Mexico’s Farm and Ranch Laborer Exclusion: Griego v. WCA
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by Maria Sanchez

Griego et al. v. WCA et al. ; CV 2009-10130 (New Mexico’s Second Judicial District Court) In New Mexico, a state district court judge recently ruled that it is unconstitutional to exclude farm and ranch laborers from the New Mexico Workers’... Read More

The New York Times Article on Health Care for Farmworkers Ignored the Farm Labor Contracting Scam
Posted on 27 Aug 2013 by Farmworker Justice

The New York Times article about health care reform in agriculture, “Tacking Health Care Costs Onto California Farm Produce ” (Aug. 21) emphasized the views of the labor intermediaries, known as farm labor contractors, “who provide farmers... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured HVAC Worker Established “Odd Lot” Status
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Odd Lot, Causation, Farm Laborer, Immunity From Exclusive Remedy . Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation... Read More

Larson’s on the Farm Labor Exemption in Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sixteen states generally exclude farm or agricultural labor.[fn1] The particular conditions limiting agricultural coverage vary widely, sometimes excluding employees with less than a certain amount of earnings, sometimes exempting casual or seasonal labor... Read More

Workers’ Compensation Centennial 1911-2011- California: Justice, Equality and a Decent Life
Posted on 16 Mar 2011 by David Bacon

In 150 Years, San Francisco Bay Area Working Families Have Made Progress, But Still Fight for the Same Goals In the hundred and fifty year history of workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, the watershed event was one that happened 70 years ago –... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured HVAC Worker Established “Odd Lot” Status
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Odd Lot, Causation, Farm Laborer, Immunity From Exclusive Remedy . Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation... Read More

The International Scene: Schoolyard Fight, Workplace Violence, Sleep Disorders, Farm Deaths, Workplace Safety
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Here’s a round up of recent interesting news from around the world… Glasgow Teacher Gets Punched in Mouth, Denied Compensation. From Scotland we have the recent news story about a 58-year old teacher who tried to stop two pupils from fighting... Read More

Workers’ Compensation Centennial 1911-2011- California: Justice, Equality and a Decent Life
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by David Bacon

In 150 Years, San Francisco Bay Area Working Families Have Made Progress, But Still Fight for the Same Goals In the hundred and fifty year history of workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, the watershed event was one that happened 70 years ago –... Read More

NY: Senate Committee Rejects Bill to Give Farm Workers More Rights and Benefits
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ALBANY, NY - The Senate Agriculture Committee voted down a bill that would have given farm workers additional rights and benefits. Source: PressConnects.com Read More

NY: Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act Reintroduced in State Senate
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ALBANY, NY - The Post-Standard reports that a group of senators have reintroduced the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act in the Senate. The bill had been voted down by a Senate committee earlier this year. Read More