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Time to post the 2021 OSHA 300A Injury and Illness reporting forms

As we approach the end of January, we would like to remind our members that the OSHA 300A Form posting deadline is approaching.  The OSHA Record Keeping Rule requires employers keep records of all work-related injuries and illnesses.  This includes the OSHA 300, 300A and the First Report of Injury that employers must have on file.  If [...]

By |2022-01-24T16:59:01-06:00January 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Time to post the 2021 OSHA 300A Injury and Illness reporting forms

2022 Planting Intentions Survey for Ginners

Please see the following message from Harrison Ashley with NCGA: Dear Ginner, To allow the NCC to have the most complete planting intentions information, gins are being asked to participate in a short confidential online survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RM9BRWB Gins are in constant contact with their producers and generally have a good idea as to the next [...]

By |2022-01-11T14:36:51-06:00January 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2022 Planting Intentions Survey for Ginners

Updated CDC Covid-19 Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control recently updated their Covid-19 Guidelines.  These new updates decreased the time quarantine/isolation time required after being exposed or contracting Covid-19.  As usual, the government managed to make the guidelines more complex incorporating vaccination status into the decision process.  We will attempt to summarize the important parts to this new guideline [...]

By |2022-01-10T11:52:01-06:00January 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Updated CDC Covid-19 Guidelines

2022 Planting Intentions Survey for Ginners

Please see the following message from Harrison Ashley with NCGA: Dear Ginner, To allow the NCC to have the most complete planting intentions information, gins are being asked to participate in a short confidential online survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RM9BRWB Gins are in constant contact with their producers and generally have a good idea as to the next [...]

By |2021-12-15T16:05:08-06:00December 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2022 Planting Intentions Survey for Ginners

AEWR for H2A Workers increases on Dec 29

Employers using foreign workers under the H2A program are required to pay a wage at least equal to the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR).  This wage rate is currently $13.03/hr in the state of Texas.   The Texas AEWR will increase to $13.88/hr on December 29, 2021.  All H2A employees must be paid a minimum wage [...]

By |2021-12-15T15:01:58-06:00December 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AEWR for H2A Workers increases on Dec 29

Update on Covid Emergency Temporary Standard

As you have heard, OSHA released its Covid Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) last Friday.  On Saturday, a “Stay” was issued by the 5th District Court in New Orleans.  Briefs have been delivered by the government and the petitioners and a decision may be made on the stay this week.  Multiple other suits have been filed [...]

By |2021-11-10T14:39:52-06:00November 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Update on Covid Emergency Temporary Standard

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Covid, Stay Granted by Fifth Circuit

OSHA issued their Covid Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for general industry on Friday, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has already granted an emergency stay.  This case will be put on a fast track, and there may be other cases challenging the rule.  Even though the rule is "on pause" for not, it is [...]

By |2021-11-08T08:00:20-06:00November 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Covid, Stay Granted by Fifth Circuit

2020 Air Emissions Inventory Verification

For those of you that had to submit an Emissions Inventory Report earlier this year, TCEQ recently started to send out the 2020 Air Emissions Inventory Verification emails.  This email has a link in it that allows you to open up your official Emissions Inventory report and verify all of the information is correct.  If [...]

By |2021-06-18T08:37:05-05:00June 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2020 Air Emissions Inventory Verification

REMINDER – TCGA 2020-2021 Gin Cost Survey

It is that time of year again to complete the TCGA Gin Cost Survey.  YOUR RESPONSES ARE NEEDED ASAP!  We plan to have this information published in time for the first district meeting in late May and we want to include as many gins as possible.  This will make the information more representative of the [...]

By |2021-05-12T11:20:12-05:00May 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on REMINDER – TCGA 2020-2021 Gin Cost Survey

Essential Workers – Essential Protections Webinars Scheduled

The Wage and Hour Division has scheduled a group of webinars targeted to Covid-19 and essential workers. Gin workers continued to work throughout the pandemic and the Wage and Hour wants to make sure you as employers as well as employees have all the information on Rights of workers and responsibilities of employers. The Entire [...]

By |2021-05-12T11:38:16-05:00May 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Essential Workers – Essential Protections Webinars Scheduled
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