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What Keeps You Awake at Night?


Watch as the Harvesters garner answers from leaders in the industry about what keeps them awake at night. Are they the same things you worry about? Watch and see. Comment below or join us at, and let us know what’s keeping you awake at night. Learn more about the Harvest Way Academy

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Are Your WC Classifications Correct?


Watch this week as the Harvesters speak with David Bloodgood from LCIS. He’s the VP of sales and knows a thing or two about Workers Compensation classifications. In this short clip he’s referring to California WC law. Check with your insurance carrier for the classes in your state. When the Harvesters do company assessments, they find many classification mistakes that really drive up the cost. So, check yours out to be sure you are in the lowest […]

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Learn From Others Mistakes


What’s the biggest mistake you have ever made? Watch as Harvester Bill introduces part of our leadership series. This week, watch as seven prominent industry leaders admit some of the mistakes they have made over the years. Noted writer Brandon Mull said, “Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the really sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.” Let’s join the “really sharp ones” and listen carefully. If you would like to make comments, please reply […]

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Time Card Omissions Can Be Costly!


In today’s litigious society, as employers, it’s important we have our time cards filled out correctly and with the proper “attestations”. This week, watch as the Harvesters offer tips to make sure you are in full compliance with the law. At the end of the video you can download a sample time sheet that Harvester Steve prepared that has them all. Check with your state to be sure you are in full compliance. Employee law suits can […]

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How to Save Money on Insurance


Can you save money on insurance? This week the Head Harvesters talk with David Bloodgood, VP of Sales with LCIS, Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, headquartered in Fresno, California. In this brief video, they are going to cover insurance MOD’s (modification rate). They will tell you what it is and how to lower it and save money. After the video you can download a white paper David prepared about MOD rates. You can use it as part of […]

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Investigate Before You Terminate


There is an incredible amount of potential liability these days for terminating (firing) a person in your employ. Watch this week as the Harvesters talk about what to consider before you terminate, in order to totally minimize that reality. At the end of the clip you can download a list of some important things to consider to keep you out of trouble. Remember, “Hire slow, fire fast”. Well, not too fast. We are sorry but this document […]

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What’s an I-9 Form?


You most likely know what an I-9 form is, but are you filling it out correctly? Harvester Steve says that he HAS NEVER audited company I-9 forms that were filled out correctly. The potential fine for mistakes on a form is as much as $1,100 for every mistake! You just may want to watch The Harvesters today as they review some of the requirements in the law, as well as a great download at the end of […]

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Do You Know the Five Most Important HR Documents?


If you don’t know or you are not sure, watch as Harvester Steve shares the five most important Human Resource Documents every company needs to have. If you don’t have them in place, it will be best to put the missing ones on the urgent list and get them as soon as possible. If you need help, contact Harvester Steve Cesare directly at (760) 685-3800. Remember you east coast folks, he lives in sunny California – three […]

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How to Discipline and Terminate Employees


Law suits are rampant, so employers need to be careful. When an employee needs to be disciplined or terminated, how do you handle it? What happens if a disciplined employee will not sign their warning? Should a manager terminate or discipline an employee alone? Watch this week as the Harvesters give practical advice to keep YOU out of court. Then watch carefully and see what Harvester Ed tries to do to win their Bocce game! We are […]

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Employee Handbook Suggestions


How often do you update and distribute your Employee Handbook? Laws change every year, and Employee Handbooks should be updated and re-distributed annually. This week the Harvesters give simple suggestions on how this can be done. Learn more about the Harvest Way Academy

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