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Employment-related protections for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers
Overview of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)
Who is covered by The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act
Minimum requirements for employing migrant and seasonal agricultural workers
MSPA also gives migrant and seasonal agricultural workers the certain rights
Detailed information, including brochures and regulatory and interpretative materials
Child labor in agriculture -- these standards differ from those for nonfarm jobs
Provides general information concerning the application of the FLSA to agricultural employment
Covered employers who fail to comply with the statute or regulations may be subjected to a range of sanctions
Provides general information about the employment of youth in agriculture
Provides general information concerning the application of the H-2A requirements to the agricultural industry
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets forth the conditions for the temporary and permanent employment of aliens in the United States and includes provisions that address employment eligibility and employment verification. These provisions apply to all employers.
Assists migrant and other seasonally-employed farmworkers and their families
Administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs
(ETA) programs help workers in all stages of their job and career development
Business' needs and funding for training programs to help meet those needs
Tools and resources to assist workforce professionals in workforce development
(ETA) provides hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and contracts each year
Resources provided to help those affected by the hurricane get back to work
Use these links to find information relevant to your state or regional programs
Website with Information for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Educational materials, press releases, compliance assistance (Spanish Language)
Provides general information about the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act
Provides employment-related protections to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers
Provides general information regarding transportation under the MSPA
Provides general information about the laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division
Bilingual English/Spanish Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) Posters
Minors of any age may be employed by their parents at any time in any occupation on a farm owned or operated by his or her parent(s)
State by state chart displaying major rules pertaining to minors employed in agriculture
Regulations on hazardous occupations in agriculture that are particularly hazardous for the employment of children below age 16
This advisor answers questions about workers and businesses that are subject to the FLSA's child labor rules
This child labor feature lists frequently asked questions and answers many of your concerns about child labor in agriculture
Information on state minimum wage rates and other state child labor topics
Links to state departments of labor web sites and contact information for each department
Young worker safety pamphlet from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Many states require work permits or proof-of-age certificates for a minor to be employed
Parents of young workers need to know what employers can and cannot require of their children in the workplace
A gateway providing quick access to information about federal and state labor laws that apply to young workers
The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) safeguards most migrant and seasonal agricultural workers
Farm labor contractors, agricultural employers, and agricultural associations who recruit, solicit, hire, employ, furnish, transport, or house agricultural workers, as well as providers of migrant housing, are required to meet certain minimum requirements
The MSPA requires employers of migrants and seasonal agricultural workers to adhere to the disclosed terms and conditions of employment
Detailed information, including explanatory brochures and regulatory and interpretative materials, may be obtained from the Wage and Hour Division’s Web site or by contacting your local Wage and Hour Division office
Violations of MSPA may result in civil money penalties, back wage assessments, and revocations of certificates of registration
MSPA supplements any state or local law. Compliance with MSPA does not excuse violation of applicable state laws or regulations
Protections for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, agricultural associations, and agricultural employers
Employers may hire only persons who may legally work in the United States
Requirements of vessels/employers seeking to employ nonimmigrant aliens
Nonimmigrant aliens as workers in professional or specialty occupations
Contractual obligations of employers seeking to hire temporary agricultural workers
temporary nonagricultural labor certifications for temporary nonagricultural workers
Foreign workers immigrating to the U.S. for the purpose of permanent employment