AAMP Report: Labor liabilities

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DES MOINES, IOWA – During a July 14 presentation at the American Association of Meat Processors’ American Convention of Meat Processors and Suppliers’ Exhibition, attendees heard a legal update on labor issues that are or soon will be of concern to small and very small processors.

Rick Alaniz, partner with Houston-based Alaniz Law & Associates and a longtime MEAT+POULTRY contributing editor, told attendees that certain challenges stem from the Biden Administration’s stance on issues that include immigration reform, minimum wage and overtime compensation requirements and union representation. With a labor force that has proven to be fickle about expectations from employers, companies in the meat industry and all industries are struggling to recruit and retain workers.

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