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A new publication from the University of Maryland can assist in understanding crisis management issues and strategies to make sure agricultural operators understand how to hire new employees properly. Developing Proactive Legal Strategies for Handling Protesters and Hiring Employees to Limit Legal Issues on Your Farm provides a starting point for those feeling overwhelmed with these issues and is authored by Ellen Pearson and Paul Goeringer.
“We would like to thank Maryland Soybean Board for sponsoring this work. The publication provides a starting point for those looking at how to find the right employee for the position that limits problems down the road. Often bigger problems can happen when a
the wrong employee or one not properly trained in the operation’s practices is hired. This publication tries to help operators understand why doing initial work upfront in hiring and providing training down the road can prevent bigger issues later on. When we started this project, there was not a worker shortage, but now the finished project will provide valuable insights for those looking to find the right employee for a position.” said Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Specialist and Extension legal specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The publication is available for free download at https://go.umd.edu/CrisisManage. Support for the publication came from a grant from the Maryland Soybean Board.