Employment and Labor in Agriculture: What's Happening Now, What Lies Ahead

October 16, 2017

This is a free webinar (no CLE credit) cosponsored with the American Agricultural Law Association.

Immigration reform is again at the forefront. The impact of the changing legal landscape is important for all employers and employees, especially those in labor-intensive industries such as agriculture.  Prudent employers must keep abreast of the changing legal environment and stay one step ahead to avoid time-consuming and expensive litigation and audits.

This webinar will review 2017 legal and policy developments and their impact on ag employers. We’ll also look ahead to see what we might expect in 2018 and beyond.

October 16, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT


Register at this link.

AALA Members and nonmembers are welcome to participate.

Continuing Education: 

This is a free webinar with no CLE credit.


Kristi J. Boswell

AALA Member Kristi Boswell serves as Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on workforce issues.  Prior to her recent appointment, Boswell served as American Farm Bureau director of congressional relations, where she also focused her work on farm labor.  Boswell spoke at the 2015 AALA Agricultural Law Educational Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina on immigration policy as it affects agriculture, and she is a speaker at the upcoming AALA 2017 symposium in Louisville, Kentucky.

Boswell grew up on a farm in southeastern Nebraska where her family raised corn and soybeans. She holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska’s College of Law. Boswell has been a member of the AALA since 2015.

Immediately after law school, Boswell practiced corporate defense litigation at Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP and worked as a political aide for a Nebraska State Senator Pam Redfield. One of her first jobs was serving as the Ag Youth Coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

Mark A. Fahleson

AALA Member Mark Fahleson is an attorney with Rembolt Ludke LLP with offices in Lincoln and Seward, Nebraska.  His practice centers on management-side employment and labor law, and the defense of discrimination and other workplace claims and counseling employers to prevent such claims. Since 2006 he has been listed as a leading employment lawyer in Nebraska in 2017 Chambers USA: Labor & Employment Band 1. Fahleson also acts as City Attorney for the City of Waverly and the City of Ashland in addition to appointments as Special Assistant Nebraska Attorney General.  Fahleson is a speaker at the upcoming AALA 2017 symposium in Louisville, Kentucky on the topic of employment law in agriculture.

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