A proposal in the Oregon Senate would require farm labor contractors to show proof of workers' compensation insurance for the workers before they could get a license to operate. Current laws do not require agricultural employers to provide proof of coverage. "When a farmworker goes out to work in the fields, we want to ensure they're covered under workers' comp insurance," Dan Gardner, Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner, says. "By attaching this requirement to the license-application process, we make absolutely certain these workers' are covered."
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