WHD Agriculture*

Agriculture - All Acts

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Fiscal Year Number of Investigations in Agriculture Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed
Fiscal Year FY 2000 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 2,431 Employees Receiving Back Wages 5,255 Back Wages 1,329,757.35 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,370,883.66
Fiscal Year FY 2001 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 2,300 Employees Receiving Back Wages 9,356 Back Wages 1,726,125.27 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,261,247.54
Fiscal Year FY 2002 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 2,176 Employees Receiving Back Wages 5,823 Back Wages 2,027,268.15 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,185,972.83
Fiscal Year FY 2003 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,495 Employees Receiving Back Wages 7,778 Back Wages 2,438,150.05 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,134,186.46
Fiscal Year FY 2004 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,630 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,711 Back Wages 1,218,672.87 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,652,234.60
Fiscal Year FY 2005 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,449 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,984 Back Wages 1,332,633.72 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,066,556.95
Fiscal Year FY 2006 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,410 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,968 Back Wages 1,688,598.81 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 811,505.95
Fiscal Year FY 2007 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,666 Employees Receiving Back Wages 8,670 Back Wages 3,186,611.75 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,445,036.45
Fiscal Year FY 2008 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,600 Employees Receiving Back Wages 5,399 Back Wages 2,117,137.02 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,348,108.25
Fiscal Year FY 2009 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,377 Employees Receiving Back Wages 5,527 Back Wages 1,404,124.85 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,257,712.70
Fiscal Year FY 2010 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,277 Employees Receiving Back Wages 8,601 Back Wages 3,153,956.64 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,102,504.20
Fiscal Year FY 2011 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,527 Employees Receiving Back Wages 6,567 Back Wages 2,850,638.73 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,944,056.85
Fiscal Year FY 2012 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,659 Employees Receiving Back Wages 11,068 Back Wages 5,270,032.81 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 4,570,529.88
Fiscal Year FY 2013 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,673 Employees Receiving Back Wages 11,847 Back Wages 7,686,468.73 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 7,293,429.80
Fiscal Year FY 2014 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,430 Employees Receiving Back Wages 12,031 Back Wages 4,502,976.28 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 3,097,666.38
Fiscal Year FY 2015 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,361 Employees Receiving Back Wages 10,025 Back Wages 4,316,681.16 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 5,062,647.15
Fiscal Year FY 2016 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,275 Employees Receiving Back Wages 10,549 Back Wages 4,844,840.99 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 3,537,889.23
Fiscal Year FY 2017 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,307 Employees Receiving Back Wages 7,304 Back Wages 5,047,521.42 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 4,340,735.57
Fiscal Year FY 2018 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,076 Employees Receiving Back Wages 9,015 Back Wages 4,208,089.79 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 6,545,200.29
Fiscal Year FY 2019 Number of Investigations in Agriculture 1,125 Employees Receiving Back Wages 8,972 Back Wages 6,060,914.16 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 6,329,647.55
Fiscal Year Total Number of Investigations in Agriculture 31,224 Employees Receiving Back Wages 154,450 Back Wages 66,411,201 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 56,357,752

H2A

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 Case with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed Total Violations under H-2A
 FY 2000 Case with Violations 68 Employees Receiving Back Wages 307 Back Wages 91,914.80 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 136,620.00 Total Violations under H-2A 1,100
 FY 2001 Case with Violations 102 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,185 Back Wages 466,292.86 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 258,540.00 Total Violations under H-2A 9,739
 FY 2002 Case with Violations 121 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,043 Back Wages 203,347.33 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 173,385.00 Total Violations under H-2A 3,606
 FY 2003 Case with Violations 76 Employees Receiving Back Wages 937 Back Wages 360,788.19 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 311,025.00 Total Violations under H-2A 3,440
 FY 2004 Case with Violations 79 Employees Receiving Back Wages 560 Back Wages 139,366.72 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 178,350.00 Total Violations under H-2A 1,910
 FY 2005 Case with Violations 73 Employees Receiving Back Wages 947 Back Wages 363,032.38 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 285,900.00 Total Violations under H-2A 2,415
 FY 2006 Case with Violations 86 Employees Receiving Back Wages 265 Back Wages 218,421.13 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 57,900.00 Total Violations under H-2A 1,084
 FY 2007 Case with Violations 95 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,826 Back Wages 440,084.53 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 77,412.50 Total Violations under H-2A 3,270
 FY 2008 Case with Violations 114 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,064 Back Wages 640,472.06 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 440,507.50 Total Violations under H-2A 3,314
 FY 2009 Case with Violations 117 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,487 Back Wages 400,765.10 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 309,337.50 Total Violations under H-2A 4,152
 FY 2010 Case with Violations 100 Employees Receiving Back Wages 954 Back Wages 371,220.95 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 357,080.00 Total Violations under H-2A 3,730
 FY 2011 Case with Violations 170 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,548 Back Wages 813,373.72 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 780,755.00 Total Violations under H-2A 5,987
 FY 2012 Case with Violations 216 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,228 Back Wages 1,805,326.72 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 3,267,239.18 Total Violations under H-2A 10,214
 FY 2013 Case with Violations 232 Employees Receiving Back Wages 4,440 Back Wages 4,448,005.12 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 5,972,230.00 Total Violations under H-2A 11,171
 FY 2014 Case with Violations 173 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,971 Back Wages 1,379,230.36 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,768,000.00 Total Violations under H-2A 6,954
 FY 2015 Case with Violations 207 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,496 Back Wages 1,605,359.84 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 3,921,186.50 Total Violations under H-2A 7,935
 FY 2016 Case with Violations 235 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,572 Back Wages 1,451,578.62 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 2,223,114.00 Total Violations under H-2A 6,079
 FY 2017 Case with Violations 330 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,717 Back Wages 2,378,156.85 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 2,246,526.93 Total Violations under H-2A 7,314
 FY 2018 Case with Violations 318 Employees Receiving Back Wages 4,328 Back Wages 1,971,673.53 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 3,064,224.00 Total Violations under H-2A 8,438
 FY 2019 Case with Violations 431 Employees Receiving Back Wages 4,994 Back Wages 2,419,766.11 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 2,836,551.51 Total Violations under H-2A 11,984
 Total Case with Violations 3,343 Employees Receiving Back Wages 41,869 Back Wages 21,968,177 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 28,665,885 Total Violations under H-2A 113,836

MSPA

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 Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed Total Violations under MSPA
 FY 2000 Cases with Violations 853 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,114 Back Wages 104,902.61 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 870,421.00 Total Violations under MSPA 4,422
 FY 2001 Cases with Violations 941 Employees Receiving Back Wages 6,356 Back Wages 368,132.23 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 733,537.16 Total Violations under MSPA 10,745
 FY 2002 Cases with Violations 948 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,835 Back Wages 387,659.09 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 783,400.00 Total Violations under MSPA 5,994
 FY 2003 Cases with Violations 740 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,994 Back Wages 266,324.73 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 600,071.25 Total Violations under MSPA 6,008
 FY 2004 Cases with Violations 794 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,129 Back Wages 272,540.23 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 946,102.35 Total Violations under MSPA 4,295
 FY 2005 Cases with Violations 616 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,330 Back Wages 98,459.84 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 588,631.25 Total Violations under MSPA 3,430
 FY 2006 Cases with Violations 615 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,007 Back Wages 152,332 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 610,890.00 Total Violations under MSPA 3,105
 FY 2007 Cases with Violations 812 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,497 Back Wages 179,564.54 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,181,542.75 Total Violations under MSPA 5,350
 FY 2008 Cases with Violations 747 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,557 Back Wages 308,923.89 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 764,301.00 Total Violations under MSPA 5,275
 FY 2009 Cases with Violations 636 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,061 Back Wages 326,548.17 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 804,287.50 Total Violations under MSPA 4,979
 FY 2010 Cases with Violations 626 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,883 Back Wages 323,135.03 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 648,310.90 Total Violations under MSPA 4,876
 FY 2011 Cases with Violations 654 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,558 Back Wages 404,961.95 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 885,447.50 Total Violations under MSPA 5,578
 FY 2012 Cases with Violations 767 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,688 Back Wages 754,591.56 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,036,650.00 Total Violations under MSPA 7,129
 FY 2013 Cases with Violations 822 Employees Receiving Back Wages 4,336 Back Wages 636,514.29 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 902,628.25 Total Violations under MSPA 8,255
 FY 2014 Cases with Violations 756 Employees Receiving Back Wages 6,213 Back Wages 742,536.59 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 951,668.75 Total Violations under MSPA 10,745
 FY 2015 Cases with Violations 707 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,569 Back Wages 644,187.81 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 838,746.75 Total Violations under MSPA 7,802
 FY 2016 Cases with Violations 608 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,792 Back Wages 680,184.97 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 968,443.75 Total Violations under MSPA 7,696
 FY 2017 Cases with Violations 548 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,274 Back Wages 249,644.86 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,613,028.12 Total Violations under MSPA 3,876
 FY 2018 Cases with Violations 492 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,314 Back Wages 562,797.35 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 2,751,532.85 Total Violations under MSPA 4,905
 FY 2019 Cases with Violations 412 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,253 Back Wages 1,288,790.27 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 2,875,373.85 Total Violations under MSPA 4,580
 Total Cases with Violations 14,094 Employees Receiving Back Wages 52,760 Back Wages 8,752,732 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 21,355,015 Total Violations under MSPA 119,045

OSHA

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 Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed Total Violations under OSHA
 FY 2000 Cases with Violations 102 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 48,511.71 Total Violations under OSHA 1,027
 FY 2001 Cases with Violations 100 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 94,573.63 Total Violations under OSHA 424
 FY 2002 Cases with Violations 71 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 74,901.83 Total Violations under OSHA 171
 FY 2003 Cases with Violations 94 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 82,018.21 Total Violations under OSHA 205
 FY 2004 Cases with Violations 108 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 160,161.25 Total Violations under OSHA 338
 FY 2005 Cases with Violations 84 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 51,645.20 Total Violations under OSHA 206
 FY 2006 Cases with Violations 61 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 58,760.95 Total Violations under OSHA 139
 FY 2007 Cases with Violations 70 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 61,587.70 Total Violations under OSHA 219
 FY 2008 Cases with Violations 70 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 40,849.25 Total Violations under OSHA 225
 FY 2009 Cases with Violations 55 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 31,251.75 Total Violations under OSHA 133
 FY 2010 Cases with Violations 52 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 25,672.30 Total Violations under OSHA 120
 FY 2011 Cases with Violations 77 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 149,382.60 Total Violations under OSHA 253
 FY 2012 Cases with Violations 111 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 55,597.10 Total Violations under OSHA 301
 FY 2013 Cases with Violations 87 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 88,575.80 Total Violations under OSHA 275
 FY 2014 Cases with Violations 75 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 23,792.70 Total Violations under OSHA 145
 FY 2015 Cases with Violations 73 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 57,884.80 Total Violations under OSHA 173
 FY 2016 Cases with Violations 73 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 30,801.10 Total Violations under OSHA 154
 FY 2017 Cases with Violations 85 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 46,655.68 Total Violations under OSHA 165
 FY 2018 Cases with Violations 62 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 37,421.39 Total Violations under OSHA 156
 FY 2019 Cases with Violations 674 Employees Receiving Back Wages 0 Back Wages 0 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 113,808.31 Total Violations under OSHA 130
 Total Cases with Violations 1,584 Employees Receiving Back Wages - Back Wages - Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 1,333,853 Total Violations under OSHA 4,959

All Others (FLSA, CL, SCA, H-2B)

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 Cases with Violations Employees Receiving Back Wages Back Wages Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed Total Violations
 FY 2000 Cases with Violations 490 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,405 Back Wages 1,132,939.94 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 315,330.95 Total Violations 5,594
 FY 2001 Cases with Violations 399 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,023 Back Wages 891,700.18 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 174,596.75 Total Violations 4,254
 FY 2002 Cases with Violations 437 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,234 Back Wages 1,436,261.73 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 154,286.00 Total Violations 4,917
 FY 2003 Cases with Violations 386 Employees Receiving Back Wages 5,467 Back Wages 1,811,037.13 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 141,072.00 Total Violations 6,320
 FY 2004 Cases with Violations 401 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,383 Back Wages 806,765.92 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 367,621.00 Total Violations 3,733
 FY 2005 Cases with Violations 366 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,810 Back Wages 871,141.50 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 140,380.50 Total Violations 2,521
 FY 2006 Cases with Violations 351 Employees Receiving Back Wages 1,895 Back Wages 1,317,845.68 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 83,955.00 Total Violations 2,944
 FY 2007 Cases with Violations 426 Employees Receiving Back Wages 5,589 Back Wages 2,566,962.68 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 124,493.50 Total Violations 6,422
 FY 2008 Cases with Violations 396 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,372 Back Wages 1,167,741.07 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 102,450.50 Total Violations 3,032
 FY 2009 Cases with Violations 422 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,133 Back Wages 676,811.58 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 112,835.95 Total Violations 3,438
 FY 2010 Cases with Violations 406 Employees Receiving Back Wages 6,424 Back Wages 2,459,600.66 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 71,441.00 Total Violations 12,166
 FY 2011 Cases with Violations 450 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,958 Back Wages 1,632,303.06 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 128,471.75 Total Violations 4,364
 FY 2012 Cases with Violations 531 Employees Receiving Back Wages 4,743 Back Wages 2,710,114.53 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 211,043.60 Total Violations 6,300
 FY 2013 Cases with Violations 641 Employees Receiving Back Wages 3,637 Back Wages 2,601,949.32 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 329,995.75 Total Violations 6,685
 FY 2014 Cases with Violations 608 Employees Receiving Back Wages 4,309 Back Wages 2,381,209.33 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 354,204.93 Total Violations 5,838
 FY 2015 Cases with Violations 566 Employees Receiving Back Wages 4,855 Back Wages 2,067,133.54 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 244,829.10 Total Violations 8,345
 FY 2016 Cases with Violations 580 Employees Receiving Back Wages 5,316 Back Wages 2,713,077.40 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 315,530.38 Total Violations 11,226
 FY 2017 Cases with Violations 561 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,635 Back Wages 2,419,719.71 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 434,524.84 Total Violations 4,322
 FY 2018 Cases with Violations 477 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,491 Back Wages 1,673,618.91 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 692,022.50 Total Violations 5,049
 FY 2019 Cases with Violations 436 Employees Receiving Back Wages 2,895 Back Wages 2,352,357.78 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 503,913.88 Total Violations 6,739
 Total Cases with Violations 9,330 Employees Receiving Back Wages 71,574 Back Wages 35,690,292 Civil Monetary Penalties Assessed 5,003,000 Total Violations 114,209

*Wage and Hour investigations, including those in agriculture, often involved the concurrent enforcement of multiple statutes. Therefore, duplication may exist in the data.