Posts tagged HR Onboarding
The Future of U.S. Farm Labor: Is it Time to Consider H-2A?

More and more farms are turning to the H-2A Program to lean on a reliable source of labor. Nigel Bocanegra, Executive Director of the California Farm Labor Contractors Association (CFLCA), has helped many farms make the transition to include H-2A labor in their workforce. We tapped into his knowledge during our recent conversation with him, discussing what the future of farm labor looks like based on the trends he has observed.

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5 things you need to know about the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA)

Finally, some help may be on the horizon: the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA). This bill already passed the House and is now in the hands of the Senate. It could make a meaningful difference for many farmers and workers, but it needs a serious push from growers like you to get it across the finish line. Here are five things you need to know and one action you can take now.

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Rehire employees

We have launched a new functionality in our Hiring Tool: Rehire on mobile. You are now able to search for a person already on Ganaz and complete a new hiring packet for them. This process preserves the employee’s previous information such as employee ID, phone number, etc making the process:

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Hiring Tool Update: Specify New Hire or Rehire

Many of our customers using the Ganaz Hiring Tool use payroll systems that require different processes to import employee data for New Hires vs Rehires (people already on their Payroll System). Now you will see a radio button at the top of the Hiring page where you can select whether this is a brand new hire or someone who has worked for the company in the past and already has a record on your Payroll System.

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All we want for Christmas is the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

$3.1B is lost each year as farms are unable to plant, harvest or process their crops due to the labor shortage. Just about every grower I know has a heartbreaking story of having to leave their crops unpicked. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would

  • Allow farmworkers to seek legal status in the US

  • Make the H2A program more flexible

  • Require e-verify (though thankfully only after providing legal status to existing workers)

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Trump Backs House Bill Mandating E-Verify and Replacing H2A After Four Immigration Bills Fail in the Senate

In the wake of the failed Senate attempts, President Trump is now backing U.S. House Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s solution which mandates e-verify and overhauls the H2A program. Goodlatte’s bill addresses DACA, funds border security, ends chain migration, ends the visa lottery, and replaces the H2A program with the new H2C program.

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