Featured Business – Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC

Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC – Farm Bureau members since 2014.


What year did your Company/Business/Farm get started?

Howard A. Sagaser and Cal B. Watkins have been representing agricultural employers in employment and labor law matters since 1976.  William M. Woolman has been practicing since 1989 and Marcia A. Ross since 1992. Ian B. Wieland was born and raised in Madera. He and his wife Allie E. Wieland have been practicing since 2012. We all practice employment and labor law on behalf of employers/businesses in the Central Valley.

What kinds of products/produce/merchandise do you sell/grow/distribute? What brands?

We are a local law firm that represents businesses and employers before the state and federal courts, also EEOC, DLSE, DFEH, OSHA, and other Federal and State administrative agencies. We practice Employment law, Business Litigation & Class Action Defense; Counseling Employers on Human Resource Policy Matters & Employee Relations; Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, & Harassment Defense; Employee Handbooks; Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining; NLRB & ALRB Matters & Union Elections; Serious & Willful & 132A Defense; Unfair Competition, Trade Secret, and Breach of Contract; Wage & Hour Issues

Who is the target audience for your Company/Business/Farm? For example: Children, Farmers, Dairymen, Low Income, Schools, Everyone, etc.

We represent all kinds of businesses. Due to the nature of practicing law in the Central Valley, many of our business clients are farmers, dairymen, packers, or other types of companies within California Agriculture.

Where would you like to position your company in the next 5 to 10 years?

Our firm will continue to grow our practice in the Central Valley by taking an active role in the community and in representing our client’s interests before each court and administrative agency in our region. We will also continue to offer practical and cost effective solutions for dealing with the ever changing employment and labor environment in California.

What changes have you made in your business to stay up to date with current trends? For example: new products, today’s youth, the green movement, alternative sources of power, advertising strategy, etc.

We constantly keep pace with changes in the law and modern technology. We regularly give free seminars and updates on new employment and labor laws to keep business owners informed on changes in the law. Our firm also utilizes all of the latest technology to represent our clients in the best and most cost effective way possible.

What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not working?

We enjoy spending time with our families, being involved in our community, traveling, supporting Fresno State Football, and attempting to play golf.

What value do you receive from your Farm Bureau membership?

We value the exposure our Farm Bureau membership provides us in the community. We also appreciate the Farm Bureau’s efforts in opposing unfriendly new labor and employment laws that unfairly impose costly regulations on our clients.