Samantha Mikolajczyk, Author at National Agricultural Law Center
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By: Samantha Mikolajczyk

Basics of International Trade: Tariffs

International markets are important for many United States agricultural products. Trade agreements with various countries have provided new market opportunities for...

Resources for Underserved Communities: Highlight on Agricultural Workers

Agricultural farmworkers make up about 1% of the workforce, providing about 2.6 million jobs. Of these workers, twenty percent have a...

DOL Proposes Changes for H-2A Wage Rates

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) is trying to change the rules surrounding the wage rates of H-2A temporary foreign workers (“H-2A...

Department of Homeland Security Makes Changes to Immigration Enforcement

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) was created in 2002 and is responsible for, among other things, border security, administration, and...

Legal Update on Federal COVID Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace

UPDATE: On November 12, 2021, the Fifth Circuit affirmed its decision to stay the Labor Department’s rule requiring companies with at...

Procedures: Standing

When bringing a lawsuit, there are various requirements that all plaintiffs must meet. Before a federal court can even address the...

International Agricultural Trade Update: The China Phase One Agreement and the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

In 2020 the United States entered into two different trade agreements. The United States and China “Phase One” trade deal (“Phase...

International Agricultural Trade Update: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

On July 1, 2020, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) went into effect. The new agreement replaces the North American Free Trade...

Heat Safety and Wildfire Smoke Standards and Guidelines at the State and Federal Level

Update: On September 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that OSHA will be taking steps to implement a workplace...