Dilley: OT Ruling The Latest Challenge Put Before Washington Dairy Farmers

Last week, the Washington Supreme Court ruled farmworkers must receive overtime pay, thus eliminating an exemption from the state’s minimum wage law the Ag industry has used for decades. The ruling will have a deep and direct impact on the Washington dairy industry. And according to Scott Dilley Communication Director for the state dairy federation, […]

Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Ag Overtime Exemption

In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court said farmworkers should receive overtime pay. The decision eliminates an exemption from the state’s minimum wage law the farm community has used for decades. According to the Capital Press, one of the majority opinion judges said he would look favorably on applying the decision retroactively, allowing […]

Agriculture Overtime Goes Before Washington Supreme Court

Should the Washington Ag Industry pay overtime like other small businesses across the state?   That was one of the topics debated before the state Supreme Court Thursday.  The high court heard oral arguments that center around a 2016 class action lawsuit where workers allege they were not provided with adequate meal and rest breaks […]