Photo Gallery: Arizona Agriculture Employer Training Fair in Yuma Arizona
(January 29-30, 2014)
The Wage and Hour Division's MSPA training and farm labor contractors' registration fair began Jan. 29 with a panel presentation on compliance under the H-2A temporary agricultural program. The division's agriculture/H-2A enforcement coordinator for the Western Region Ruben Lugo (seated at the table) listens to Richard Longo, regional director of enforcement.
Wage and Hour Division Assistant District Director in Tucson Terry Petrilli provides answers to questions from agricultural employers during a roundtable discussion on compliance under the H-2A program.
As WHD's agricultural and H-2A enforcement coordinator in the Western Region, Ruben Lugo (standing on the left) played a particularly useful role during the agricultural labor training and outreach events held in Yuma, Ariz. on Jan. 29-30.
WHD Program Specialist Derek Beecher helps two applicants complete the required farm labor contractor certification.
Program Specialist Derek Beecher (seated) helps an attendee complete and submit an error-free farm labor certification application.
Farm labor contractor employee Raúl Duarte (standing) received his certificate on-site. "This event was very convenient for me," he said. "I got my certificate in less than 30 minutes; it saved me a lot of time; and now, if there is a field inspection, I'm able to show the investigator an updated certificate right away."
A mobile team of certification and IT specialists helped expedite the processing of required applications under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. In the photo, WHD Deputy Director of Enforcement Operations Adriana Iglesias, talks to a worker.
Agriculture Enforcement Coordinator for the Wage and Hour Division in the West, Ruben Lugo (standing), trained nearly 100 farm labor contractors' foremen, supervisors, and managers in Yuma, Ariz.
WHD Deputy Director of Enforcement Operations for the Western Region Adriana Iglesias, assists a worker complete and submit his farm labor contractor employee application. "Our team knew that there was a need among applicants and we stepped in to provide comprehensive assistance with the application process," Iglesias said. "Our team was excited about the idea of providing a mobile, on-site office in support to farm workers and contractors."