The Ag Workforce Development Council is offering Labor Roadshow II at four sites statewide, Jan. 28 through 31. Register at or call (315) 433-0100, ext. 5595. Cost is $55. The Labor Roadshow focuses on critical and timely topics that affect all farm employers, ranging from current regulations to management practices, and targets farm owners, private industry and university professionals.

Attorney Michael Sciotti will offer presentations on sexual harassment prevention training and federal and state wage and hour laws. Sciotti’s practice includes jury trials, investigations, labor audits, supervisory and employee training and claims under federal and state labor laws. He is a frequent speaker and author of articles regarding labor and employment issues. Sciotta is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor Law Section: Equal Opportunity Law, and the Committee on Legislation.

Agenda topics include:

·         Better Farm- Provided Employee Housing Management and Compliance: Maureen Torrey, Jon Rulfs, Bob Ceglowski and Paul Molesky

·         Onboarding New Employees: Richard Stup

·         Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies and Training for NY Employers: Attorney Michael Sciotti

·         Everyone Needs a Voice: Building Great Employee Relations: Libby Eiholzer

·         Dairy Safety and Compliance Update: Tonya Van Slyke and Lisa Ford

·         Fruit & Vegetable Safety and Compliance Update: Jim Carrabba and Anna Meyerhoff

·         Federal and State Wage and Hour Laws: Attorney Michael Sciotti

·         Worker Care: Let’s Get Ahead of Our Customers and Regulators: Richard Stup

The program runs from 8:30 am to 4 pm and is offered at four statewide sites:

·         Jan 28: Livingood’s Restaurant, 697 Bear Swamp Rd, Peru

·         Jan 29: CCE Saratoga County, 50 West High St, Ballston Spa

·         Jan 30: NYS Fairgrounds Art & Home Center Building, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse

·         Jan 31: CCE Ontario County, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

Ag Workforce Development’s mission is to help farms and agribusinesses build committed and effective teams who will carry out the important work of feeding the world. We believe that agricultural work can, and should be, engaging and rewarding for everyone involved. Managers can build committed teams by applying the best human resource management practices for the agricultural setting. Ag Workforce Development Council member organizations include: NEDPA, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cayuga Marketing, Agri-Mark, Upstate Niagara, New York Farm Bureau, New York Vegetable Growers Association, New York Animal Ag Coalition, Agri-Placement Services, New York Horticultural Society, Dairy Farmers of America and Farm Credit East.

By martha

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