Compliance with DOL and Immigration Laws and Regulations for Agricultural Businesses

Sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Law Consortium


The financial stability of farming operations throughout the United States is heavily dependent on the proper employment of foreign agricultural workers.  Understanding the  law and regulations applicable to the hiring of those workers can be a daunting task, even for those operations who regularly use foreign agricultural workers.  For example, U.S. farmers who have H-2A workers or are considering utilizing the H-2A Visas for foreign agriculture workers must comply with U.S. Department of Labor and Immigration laws and regulations with regard to recruitment, hiring, paying, withholding taxes, housing, transportation, and related matters.  This webinar will discuss the latest developments in the laws and regulations that agriculture businesses must comply with when hiring foreign agricultural workers.  The program will be appropriate for anyone involved with the hiring of foreign agricultural workers, including producers, farm labor contractors, and attorneys.


This webinar was recorded on July 25, 2018.  To listen to a recording of the webinar, please click here.


Misty Wilson Borkowski

Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.,

Misty Wilson Borkowski, a director in the Little-Rock based firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., dedicates her legal practice to immigration law, assisting both employers and individuals. She is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association and American Immigration Lawyers Association. Misty graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a B.A. degree in International Studies in 1993 and received her Juris Doctor in 1996. She was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 1997 and to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas in 1998. She is appointed by the United States District Court, Eastern District as a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel (2009-Present). She has lived, studied and traveled in Spain and Mexico. Misty, who is fluent in Spanish, is designated as an “Abogada Consultora” (Consulting Attorney) to the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock (2007-present). Additionally, she served for 10 years as a Commissioner to the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission, serving as the Liaison to Changchun, Little Rock’s sister city in China.

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