Available on iTunes and other podcast providers: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/farm-commons/id1022476437.
Are farms obligated to provide 2-12 weeks of paid leave to employees who get sick or who stay home to care for children? The answer is.... yes, maybe! Check it out in Episode 17.
Looking at signing up for an online sales platform? Take a look at the fine print before you sign. Listen to Episode 15.
Farmers are rightly concerned their families could be harmed by the virus, brought into their home by infected employees. Can farmers require "social distancing" or send home employees who are symptomatic? Can farmers take employee temperatures? We have guidance in Episode 16 and Episode 13.
Looking at launching a farm stand or doing distribution yourself and/or with other farmers? Watch out for the zoning code and other legal obligations that quickly shift once the farm starts doing delivery or direct sales. Episode 14.
Coming soon: Detailed information on how states are interpreting and enforcing Stay at Home orders for agriculture, including whether employees should carry a letter stating they are essential. We're also preparing detailed information on access to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs.