Department of Labor Pursuing H-2A Temporary Non-Immigrant Worker Program

The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking to obtain a judgment against strawberry grower Fernandez Farms Inc., based in Watsonville, Calif., and its president, Gonzalo Fernandez, requiring payment of nearly $1 million in back wages to approximately 400 farm workers for minimum wage and overtime violations. Additionally, the department seeks more than $1 million in […]

Federal Government Extends Payroll Tax Reduction Through 2/29/2012

  Congress has agreed to extend the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 through February 29, 2012. This extension continues to reduce every employee’s Social Security withholding for employees from 6.2% to 4.2%. As has been the case since the enactment of the tax cut, the employer rate remains unchanged at 6.2%.  Both […]