FEELDS stands for Oregon Farm Bureau’s Farm Employer Education & Legal Defense Service. It’s a member-service program for Oregon Farm Bureau members. For less than $70 per month, FEELDS helps you keep up with the frequently changing state and federal regulations. It helps you identify your business strengths and areas that might need some extra attention. FEELDS also provides you with a helping hand so you can be sure you are managing your employment situations correctly.
The program offers FEELDS members unlimited access to our nationally certified Program Director, Roberta Gruber, who has worked exclusively with agricultural employers since 1991. As a FEELDS member, Roberta will visit with you (free) to help you with your employee concerns and help you put practical and effective solutions to work to save you money and avoid problems.
Another valuable service is the FEELDS legal defense service if you need an attorney to defend you in an employment related lawsuit or against demand letters relating to your agricultural employees. No more “litigate or settle” decisions based on economics instead of the merits of the case.
New I-9 Form (as of November 2016):
2016 I-9 Form – Newest version of the I-9 Form. (Older versions may not be used after January 22, 2017)
I-9 Form Instructions – How to properly complete the I-9 Form.
I-9 Form Supplement – Additional “Preparer/Translator” certification spaces, when needed.
I-9 Handbook for Employers – This is a useful booklet that gives much more in-depth instructions to completing the I-9 Form.
I-9-paper-version – If you don’t want to use the PDF options contained in the newest I-9 with convenient drop-down menus, you may use this paper version. Everything else remains the same.
Currently required federal workplace posters for agriculture:
EEO is the law English
Equal Employment is the Law – Spanish
federal minimum wage – English
Federal minimum wage – Spanish
Employee Polygraph Protection – English
Employee Polygraph Protection – Spanish
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – English – For employers with 50+ employees
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – Spanish
USERRA (military rights) English (only)