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October 21, 2008   Email to Friend 

LABOR ATTORNEY TO LEAD MIGRANT WORKER SEMINAR
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
October 21, 2008

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Monte B. Lake, a nationally recognized agricultural labor attorney, will lead a seminar aimed at helping employers comply with federal wage and hour law and migrant worker issues on Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center.

Lake, who serves as an expert consultant on employment law and immigration for the American Nursery & Landscape Association and as legal counselor and adviser to the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform, will discuss how to avoid compliance traps and common and costly mistakes with I-9 (or employee authorization verification) forms, Social Security no-match letters, wage and hour laws and Migrant Seasonal Protection Act violations.

Craig Regulbrugge, vice president of government relations and research for the American Nursery & Landscape Association, will also present a snapshot view of current immigration reform efforts and how it may be affected by the November general elections.

"This is a great opportunity for our producers to gather more accurate information regarding labor and immigration issues, particularly since it is being held the day after our national elections," said Mac Higginbotham, the director of the Alabama Farmers Federation's Horticulture and Greenhouse and Nursery and Sod Divisions.

The seminar is sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association, Alabama Turfgrass Association, American Nursery & Landscape Association, Georgia Green Industry Association and Mississippi Nursery & Landscape Association.

The seminar costs $20 and includes lunch. Make checks payable to the Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association, and mail along with registration form below to: ALNLA, P.O. Box 9, Auburn, AL 36830-0009. The deadline for registration is Nov. 3.

For more information, call James Harwell, executive director of the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association, at (334) 821-5148 or email .


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