PRESENTER & TOPIC

7:30 AM
CHECK-IN and NETWORKING
 
FULL BREAKFAST PROVIDED
8:10 AM
to
8:30 AM
OPENING & WELCOME
MODERATORS:
Steve Duran, WIOA Administrator - Southwest NM Workforce Development Area
Joyce Wilson, CEO - Workforce Solutions BorderPlex
SPEAKER:
Juan Regalado, National Monitor Advocate - U.S. Department of Labor
8:30 AM
to
9:20 AM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
WAGE & HOUR DIVISION
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act and
Federal labor standards
MODERATOR:
Francisco Cerda, Texas State Monitor Advocate
PRESENTER:
Gutberto Martinez, U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division
Jacobo Valenzuela, U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division
10:10 AM
to
11:00 AM
WORKFORCE TRAINING REIMBURSEMENTS AND SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS
Learn how to receive 50% reimbursements on employee training expenses and
how to access other workforce services
MODERATOR:
Francisco Cerda, Texas State Monitor Advocate
PRESENTERS:
Tony Kessel, Regional Coordinator - NM Workforce Connection Center
Orlando Rodriguez, Business Service Unit Mgr - Workforce Solutions BorderPlex
Victor Cabrera, HELP-NM
John Ballejo, MET
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
BioSecurity: Protecting your agriculture operations from security threats
MODERATOR:
Francisco Cerda, Texas State Monitor Advocate
PRESENTER:
Tom Dean, Co-Director - SW Border Food Protection & Emergency
Preparedness Center
11:50 AM
to
12:50 PM
LUNCHEON SPEAKER
1:00 PM
to
1:50 PM
U.S. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION
Sex discrimination in the fields: What we need to know about women's issues
in employment
MODERATOR:
Irene Laguna, New Mexico State Monitor Advocate
PRESENTER:
Rodney Klein, Education and Training Manager
OSHA
New requirements for reporting incidents in the workplace by all employers
MODERATOR:
Irene Laguna, New Mexico State Monitor Advocate
PRESENTERS:
Mike Gonzales, NM-OSHA Safety Consultant
11:00 AM
to
11:50 AM
2:00 PM
to
2:50 PM
ELEPHANT BUTTE IRRIGATION DISTRICT
The latest on the surface water delivery process for growers, current legislation,
and current litigation
MODERATOR:
Francisco Cerda, Texas State Monitor Advocate
PRESENTER:
Dr. J. Phillip King, Elephant Butte Irrigation District

TIME

AGENCY

* Schedule may be subject to change

** Schedule revised Jan. 9, 2017

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS - LABOR RELATIONS DIVISION
State of New Mexico wage act, agricultural employment, exemptions
MODERATOR:
Irene Laguna, New Mexico State Monitor Advocate
PRESENTER:
Lee McDaniel, Staff Manager - New Mexico Department of Labor Relations Division
Teresa Castañeda, Labor Law Administrator - New Mexico Department of Labor Relations Division
9:30 AM
to
10:00 AM
UNEMPLOYMENT TAX REFORM AFFECTING
NEW MEXICO
New changes that affect growers and farm labor contractors
MODERATOR:
Francisco Cerda, Texas State Monitor Advocate
PRESENTERS:
Katie Cota, NM Department of Workforce Solutions
4:10 PM
to
4:40 PM
CLOSING
NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD
Learn what has changed with the new Worker Protection Standard and how to comply with the changes
MODERATOR:
Irene Laguna, New Mexico State Monitor Advocate
PRESENTER:
Irene King, NM Department of Agriculture
3:00 PM
to
4:00 PM
​FULL LUNCH PROVIDED