Developments in Vineyard and Winery Employment Laws

Join us for a practical information session reviewing new and existing employment law regulations and their impact on vineyards and wineries.

Thursday, November 17, 2016  |  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CIA at Copia
500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559

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On September 12, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1066, changing the overtime rules for agricultural employers and employees in California. The ag overtime law is the latest of a string of environmental and labor regulations enacted and taking effect in the past few years that are changing the economics of agriculture. We will also review meal and rest period, pay stub, seating, transportation and housing issues, as well as which work order applies and the evolving trend of joint employer liability that can force the winery and vineyard owner to pay for a staffing agency’s or labor contractor’s violations.

This session will provide an overview of current regulations and practical guidance on their interpretation and implementation.


Charmaine Yu
Employment Law Partner, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

Peter Nissen
President, California Farm Labor Contractor Association;
Founder, Nissen Vineyard Services Inc.

Stephen Lanctot
Employment Law Partner, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

4:00 pm – Registration
4:30 pm – Program and Q&A
5:30 pm – Wine Reception