Labor Roadshow 2020


Labor Roadshow

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

offered by the Ag Workforce Development Council
Register Online by Tuesday 11/17/20 to receive your unique login.

New York Labor Road Show IV is an opportunity to learn about regulation changes and how to best position your business for compliance and success. Several important changes to state regulations occurred in 2020 that farm employers need to understand, including which employees are covered by overtime and day-of-rest and which can be designated as family members or exempt employees.


Noon to 1:30 PM EDT | November 18, 2020

FLFLPA overtime and day-of-rest updates

  • Definition of farm laborers and family employees
  • FLFLPA: Overtime exempt managers and employees
    • Richard Stup, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development
    • Charles Palmer, Michael Best Law Firm

Noon to 1:30 PM EDT | November 19, 2020

New NY permanent sick leave law, and insurance requirements: Paid family leave, disability, and worker’s compensation

  • Richard Stup, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development
  • Neil Gilberg, Employer Advocate, NY Worker’s Compensation Board

Noon to 2:00 PM EDT | November 20, 2020

Union education

  • Managing a union drive and reminder about what farms can and cannot say
    • Charles Palmer, Michael Best Law Firm
  • FLFLPA: Update about union membership for family members or supervisors
    • John Wirenius, NY PERB

Noon to 1:30 PM EDT | November 23, 2020

FLFLPA employee housing requirements and sexual harassment prevention

  • New housing inspection requirement for small-scale migrant labor, plus other housing-related topics
    • Steven Martin, Chief Sanitarian, NYS Department of Health
    • Jeanette Lazelle and Caylin Gwise, Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs, NYS Department of Labor
  • Sexual harassment prevention training reminder and resources
    • Libby Eiholzer, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Noon to 2:00 PM | November 24, 2020

COVID-19 and farm workforce health

  • Outlook for 2021: Treatments, vaccines, and COVID-19 prevention. A virologist’s perspective
    • Kali Kniel, Ph.D., Professor of Microbial Food Safety, University of Delaware
  • COVID-19 prevention best practices
    • Elizabeth Bihn, Ph.D., Cornell Institute for Food Safety
  • Getting buy-in from employees
    • Farm managers who dealt with the disease successfully
    • Summary of manager input, Richard Stup, Ag Workforce Development
Noon - 2 PM | November 18, 2020
Noon - 2 PM | November 19, 2020
Noon - 2 PM | November 20, 2020
Noon - 2 PM | November 23, 2020
Noon - 2 PM | November 24, 2020

$55.00 per person

This webinars series will be held online through Zoom. Cost is $55 per person to attend all five webinars and to receive links to the webinar recordings. Ag Workforce Development Council member organizations include: NEDPA, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, Cayuga Marketing, AgriMark, 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, Farm Credit East, Gray & Oscar LLC.

For More Information, Visit:



Nicole Tommell
Regional Ag Team Member - Farm Business Management Specialist
315-867-6001 or 315-866-7920 ext 230


This event is online

Last updated November 16, 2020