Starting with an in-depth exploration of potential mandatory E-Verify labor regulations on June 28, the United Fresh Produce Association will deliver a series of four webinars giving association members insight into the most current issues affecting the fresh produce industry in advance of the association's annual Washington Public Policy Conference, October 3-5 on Capitol Hill.
The other webinars will explore child nutrition and food safety, and provide insights and context on other industry issues.
The first webinar on E-Verify takes on special weight given next week's anticipated announcement of a mandatory E-Verify bill by House Judiciary Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-TX).
A mandatory federal E-Verify law would require employers to electronically certify worker eligibility. United Fresh and other business organizations believe that any mandatory E-Verify requirement would be highly disruptive to the agricultural workforce, and advocate the inclusion of provisions in the legislation that will make the bill workable for agricultural employers.
Subsequent webinars on July 26 and August 30 will address nutrition and food safety, respectively, and the final installment on September 20 will brief members on issues in advance of October's Washington Public Policy Conference.
The webinar series is free and is reserved for United Fresh members only.