Farms can be dangerous places. Most agricultural operations are in the full swing of a busy spring, which is a good time to review workplace injury protocol. Do you and your employees know what to do if someone is injured in the field or barn?Read More
The Schroeder Ag Blog addresses issues facing farmers, ranchers, and businesses involved with livestock, dairy, and meat production.
A federal judge in Texas just issued an injunctive order halting the overtime rule nationwide. Judge Amos Mazzant issued a 20-page order preventing the rule from going into effect on December 1. The court wrote the injunction would preserve the status quo while the court considered the merits of the challenge to the overtime rule.Read More
The Obama administration announced new overtime rules effective December 1, 2016. In the past, farmers generally have assumed they did not need to worry about overtime rules because of the federal agriculture exemption. This still holds true for the most part, but farms and businesses should understand how the agriculture exemption works and what the new overtime rules mean for a farm.Read More
Progressive discipline attempts to address and correct an employee’s work performance by providing feedback through a series of increasingly formal steps. Large and small employers can use this method to increase employee productivity and minimize legal exposure for wrongful termination.Read More
We are seeing a changing workforce in today's agriculture. More women have ownership roles in our farms and processing companies. Farms and agribusinesses should be aware of the employment laws that apply to them and should actively manage their workforce to maximize potential and minimize legal liability.Read More