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January 2021

California 2021 Wages

On January 1, 2021, California’s statewide minimum wage was increased to $14 per hour

for employers with 26 or more employees, and $13 per hour for employers with 25 or

fewer employees.


Overtime for Agricultural Workers

When will agricultural workers receive overtime pay on the same basis as all other industries?

Agricultural workers at large employers (26 or more employees) will receive overtime pay at a rate of one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay after 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a workweek beginning January 1, 2022. Agricultural workers at small employers (25 or fewer employees) will receive overtime pay at that rate starting January 1, 2025. In addition, workers will begin to receive double the employee’s regular rate of pay after 12 hours in any workday beginning January 1, 2022 (for large employers) and January 1, 2025 (for small employers).

Schedule for Changes to Daily & Weekly hours after which Agricultural Workers Receive Overtime Pay

* Double the regular rate of pay required after 12 hours in a workday.


Annual Employee Pesticide Handler Safety Training Requirements for Field Workers Trainings will take place the following dates:

The training is being held by Agricultural Production Safety. Each year all employees that handle any pesticide including rodent baits must go through training on the safe handling of pesticides. This includes anyone that will be involved with these chemicals including mechanics. Respirator Fit Testing will also be done. Your employees must bring their own respirators. If we fit tested the person last year, no medical documentation will be needed. If it is a new employee, we need a doctor's recommendation to be brought with the employee to the fit testing.

*Please RSVP as spaces are limited to 50 individuals.


7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Respirator Fit Test

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pesticide Handler Training, Hygiene Safety Training, Tractor/ Farm Implement/ PTO Training


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Respirator Fit Test

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pesticide Handler Training, Hygiene Safety Training, Tractor/ Farm Implement/ PTO Training

Two hours of Continuing Education has been applied for the English portion of the meetings at all 3 locations.

A CPR/ First Aid Class will be in the afternoon starting at 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

PLEASE Call (209) 670-9072 to reserve a spot for this class.

$40 / Mask for each mask tested

$75 / Person for CPR / First Aid

APS Clients including Food Safety clients:

$50 / Pesticide Handler training

Non-APS Clients:

$55.00 / Pesticide Handler training


CalOSHA COVID-19 Emergency Standard

The emergency standard was approved. Please refer to your new IIPP Program as of December 2020 for information regarding; Exposure and Cases, Notifications of Employees, Unions, and Subcontractors, the exclusion of and return of employees, and Testing.

As food and agricultural employees at risk of exposure at work, we fall under the COVID-19 Vaccine 1B Tier 1.The vaccine is currently available only in hospitals and long-term care facilities, these individuals are part of the phase 1A group. There is no exact date to when the vaccine will be available to us, however many sources have stated it is expected to have enough supplies to vaccinate most Californians in all 58 counties by summer 2021. If a county has maximized use of the vaccine to administer individuals in Phase 1a, they should move to Phase 1b, Tier 1 while continuing to offer vaccines to those in higher priority groups.


Call our office number (209) 670-9072 to schedule your next training,

as our schedule is filling up.


P.O. Box 730

Lodi, CA 95241

Office: (209)670-9072

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