2020 Vision: Finding Clarity on Labor and Employment Risks in the New Year


U.S. agri-business entities must adjust to a rapidly changing labor and employment scenario. The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued guidance that significantly restricted the spectrum of activities that qualify as “agricultural labor” for purposes of H-2A labor certification and FLSA wage and hour compliance.  Historically low unemployment rates and an ever-changing regulatory scheme dictates diligent action among agricultural employers. Join us for this intermediate-level seminar to get clarity in this highly active space.

Time and Date:

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 (EST)


This webinar is offered free of charge and is limited to the first 100 registrants. It is recommended that you test your computer for software compatibility prior to the webinar by clicking here.

This webinar was recorded on January 15, 2020. To listen to a recording of the webinar, please click here.


Brandon Davis is a partner at the New Orleans office of Phelps Dunbar.  Brandon has extensive experience in labor and employment issues focusing on immigration matters facing businesses.  Specifically, he represents employers and individuals in a variety of immigration matters including civil and criminal worksite enforcement defense, visa petitions for employees, students, investors/traders, intracompany transfers, and family sponsored petitions. In this capacity, he has successfully represented employers and individuals in H-1B visas.  He is a frequent speaker on a variety of employment issues and has been a trusted resource for his clients in the face of increased attention to immigration issues.

Nathan Huff is a partner at the Raleigh office of Phelps Dunbar.  Nate is a former federal prosecutor with fifteen years of litigation experience.  He concentrates his practice on federal, business and constitutional litigation and white collar defense. As a member of Phelps Dunbar’s agribusiness team, Nate serves as outside general counsel to agribusinesses ranging from start-ups to large farming operations and agricultural associations. He counsels growers on regulatory compliance, labor disputes, and business immigration. Nate is a Lieutenant Colonel and Judge Advocate (JAG) in the U.S. Army Reserve. In that role, the Department of Defense has repeatedly called on him to investigate and prosecute its most high-profile criminal cases.

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