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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 8, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.        ...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 1, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.        ...

Equal Employment Opportunities for Agricultural Workers

Several federal laws protect workers by ensuring equal access to job opportunities. These laws prevent employers from discriminating against potential and...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: April 29, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.        ...

Rights of H-2A Workers

H-2A agricultural guest workers (“H-2A workers”) are in the United States as part of a visa program for short-term agricultural labor...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: April 11, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.        ...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: March 29, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.        ...

Child Labor Laws

It is common practice in the agricultural community for children and teens to work on a farm or ranch.  In many...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: February 25, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.        ...

Resources for Underserved Communities: Highlight on Ag Worker Exposure to Pesticides & Heat

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) around 70% of farm workers are Black, Indigenous, People of Color (“BIPOC”)....

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: February 2, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 Judicial: Labor...

Changes to State Overtime & Minimum Wages for the Agriculture Industry

Introduction The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is a law passed by Congress that, among other things, sets the federal standards...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: January 14, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                   Judicial:...

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...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: January 4, 2022

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 Judicial: Removal,...

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...

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...

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April Round Up

Through the uncertain times that April has brought us, National Ag Law Center staff have continued connecting stakeholders with trusted research...