In: Farm Labor
Independent Contractors v. Employees
- August 11, 2022
Various state and federal laws require agricultural employers to classify their workers to help determine the legal responsibilities that the employer...
Collective Bargaining Rights for Farmworkers
- July 14, 2022
When the federal National Labor Relations Act was passed, it guaranteed collective bargaining power to all workers in the United States....
Ag and Food Law Daily Update: March 15, 2022
- March 15, 2022
A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. ...
Changes to State Overtime & Minimum Wages for the Agriculture Industry
- January 27, 2022
Introduction The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is a law passed by Congress that, among other things, sets the federal standards...
Resources for Underserved Communities: Highlight on Agricultural Workers
- January 7, 2022
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
- December 16, 2021
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
- December 2, 2021
The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) was created in 2002 and is responsible for, among other things, border security, administration, and...
Heat Safety and Wildfire Smoke Standards and Guidelines at the State and Federal Level
- September 16, 2021
Update: On September 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that OSHA will be taking steps to implement a workplace...
April Round Up
- April 30, 2020
Through the uncertain times that April has brought us, National Ag Law Center staff have continued connecting stakeholders with trusted research...